MIAMI - Chris Bosh never has wanted to be a coach. When he sees Erik Spoelstra, it doesn't change his mind.
It's Spoelstra's job to figure how to divvy up minutes on the deep Miami Heat. Obviously, it's better than having stiffs, but orchestrating an overflow of talent hardly is easy.
"I don't want to be in his shoes," Bosh, Miami's starting center, said of his coach. "He has to manage all of that. That's a tough spot to be in, but that's why he gets paid, to do that job."
When Spoelstra looks down his bench, he sees Ray Allen, a 10-time All-Star, and Rashard Lewis, a two-time All-Star. There's Mike Miller and James Jones, two of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. There's power forward Udonis Haslem, who would start for most teams, and promising young point guard Norris Cole.
Obviously, everybody can't play at once and shots are limited for a lot of players. Even among the starters, Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier must defer to the Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade ...