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Old 11-12-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Some sports programs are discussing if Erik Spoelstra should resign as the coach of the Miami Heat due to the problems this team is experiencing. Spoelstra never coached a NCAA or pro team until Pat Riley replaced Stan Van Gundy with Spoelstra a year ago.

The Heat have the best overall talent of any NBA team but are only 5-4 so far and even lost to Utah this past week followed by their second loss to Boston. Some are suggesting that coach Spoelstra doesn't know what he is doing. Anyone agree?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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It all depends on how the Heat do the rest of the season but I do not see this coach with the Heat for the long term.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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I too don't think he will be around long term but just like any new group of players that are playing together, it takes a while to mesh. Then you find out the little quirks and know where your guy will post up on fast breaks, etc... Teams with the most talent in every sport, don't always win.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I've heard Pat Riley will take over mid-season because Spoelstra will need a break to spend more time with Stan Van Gundy's family
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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How much responsibility does the coach play in the success of any team? The super-stars of the Heat need someone to coordinate their talent and strategically call the plays. The Heat seem to be suffering from ineffective point guards; Carlos Arroyo is no comparison to most other NBA point guards. So Spoelstra may need to reassign the roster to cover other responsibilities.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Awe. The super-spectatular dream team of all time isn't looking so good here in the early going. Doesn't that just break your heart? Maybe Riley can finagle another deal for an awesome, greatest of all time point guard. Probably not. Ballhog primadonas and a bunch of scrubs don't make a Champion in this instance. Forget the Finals Miami fans. The Heat won't sniff them unless they buy tickets.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: California
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How much responsibility does the coach play in the success of any team? The super-stars of the Heat need someone to coordinate their talent and strategically call the plays. The Heat seem to be suffering from ineffective point guards; Carlos Arroyo is no comparison to most other NBA point guards. So Spoelstra may need to reassign the roster to cover other responsibilities.
Well the Heat have some "structural" problems on the floor. Both LeBron and Wade are use to having the ball. One of them has to get used to playing off the ball. And the Heat need to run some offensive sets that keeps them both involved. Spoelstra probably knows enough X's and O's to design the right offense. The problem is selling it to both players. He has to convince one those two (probably Wade) that he has to give up the ball. Star players don't like hearing that from no-name, newbie coaches. Phil Jackson, Greg Popavich, Jerry Sloan or Pat Riley could pull that off. Erik Spoelstra probably can't.

Riley has made it plain he doesn't want to coach anymore. However, if the Heat keep struggling he may have no choice. Mid season coaching changes are always problematic even if you are bringing in a legend like Riley. If Spoelstra is getting the ax it will be sooner rather than later.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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Biggest problem with the Wade-Lebron combo is that they're mostly playing as individuals. It's Wade's turn, then it's Lebron's turn, then it's Wade's turn etc. The jury is out on whether these guys' talents are complimentary to each other. And I think it's obvious that Bosh has vastly underperformed so far. Either that, or he's being exposed as one of those 'stat-stuffers on a mediocre team' type players.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:23 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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He better since he doesn't have clue


BTW: the heat beat another losing team last night
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:12 PM
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Biggest problem with the Wade-Lebron combo is that they're mostly playing as individuals. It's Wade's turn, then it's Lebron's turn, then it's Wade's turn etc. The jury is out on whether these guys' talents are complimentary to each other. And I think it's obvious that Bosh has vastly underperformed so far. Either that, or he's being exposed as one of those 'stat-stuffers on a mediocre team' type players.
I noticed that alot. Also, when Wade is doing his thing, Lebron is standing around watching instead of cutting to the basket or moving around. Lebron is also taking alot of jump shots. There is no flow to their offense. Also, the other night against the Celtics, while Bosh was going for a rebound and couldn't come up with it being pushed around, Reggie Miller criticized him "Come on dude, get the rebound, go for it, use your size!". He sounded upset...lol... Bosh really looks lost. I can see why his scoring would be down, but he should be able to rebound though..no excuse really. Celtics still the team to beat in the East.
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