Mad Dog Chris Russo of Mike and the Mad Dog radio fame of years past, picks Schenectady native Pat Riley as the second greatest NBA coach of all-time. His top pick is Red Auerbach who won 9 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, eight in a row. He says Riley walked into a championship situation with the Lakers, but after he left, he took over messes in New York and Miami and turned them arouind. Russo says that Riley won with offense in L.A. and with defense and toughness in Miami and New York. His third choice was Phil Jackson.