The Miami Heat are a team that was formed as an expansion franchise in 1988. The Miami Heat play their home games in Miami, Florida at the American Airlines Arena. The Miami Heat play in the Southeast Division, in the Eastern Conference of the NBA and are coached by basketball hall of fame coach Pat Riley. The Miami Heat have a successful winning record of making the playoffs 13 out of 21 seasons, won 7 division titles and won the 2006 NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks. The Miami Heat are renowned for being the most successful of the 4 expansion teams that entered the NBA league in 1988 and 1989.