MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Heat announced on Thursday that former head and assistant coach Ron Rothstein has officially retired from coaching.

The team also announced that former assistant coach Bob McAdoo will become a pro scout, as well as serve as a Community Liaison.

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Rothstein is going to join the Miami Heat broadcast team and will serve as a Community Liaison.  He has over 40 years of basketball knowledge and knows the Heat franchise inside and out.  Rothstein will join Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino and Jason Jackson while providing invaluable insight and analysis from the Sun Sports studio.

McAdoo, who is a former NBA MVP and Hall of Famer who played in the league for 14 years before serving as a Heat coach for 19 years, will serve as one of the lead scouts under Heat Vice Preident of Player Personnel Chet Kammerer. He’ll scout in the NBA, college and international levels.

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“Both Ron and Bob were instrumental in the success of the Heat and their contributions to our three championships cannot be overstated,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “They are Heat lifers and I’m happy that they will continue to be an important part of the organization as they evolve into their new roles within the Heat family.”

“I want to thank Ron and Bob for their guidance, wisdom and dedication that they provided to me when I took over as head coach,” said Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra. “I especially want to thank them for all their hard work and support these past six seasons. They were a huge part of all our team success. Moving forward, having their great basketball minds just down the hall will continue to be invaluable.”

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