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Grizzlies offer David Fizdale their head coaching job

It seems the Memphis Grizzlies have found their next head coach. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have offered their head coaching job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale. The two sides are working on a contract. Fizdale, 41, has been an assistant with the Heat since 2008. He previously served as an assistant for the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Raptors Game 7: the coaches and tactics

Game 7 of a messy, cluttered Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors doesn’t merely give every player a last chance to get it right. Game 7 offers one more opportunity to each head coach, one more chance to leave a positive imprint on this series after six erratic games over 13 bewildering days. One strong coaching performance on Sunday...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra addresses rumored Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade beef

Recent reports have suggested Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat have slight issues with one another, but head coach Erik Spoelstra isn’t having any of it. The battered Heat find themselves in a 3-2 hole against the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semifinals facing an elimination game Friday. Earlier in the week, though, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggested...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: Report of tension between Wade, Dragic is ‘silly’

The last thing the Miami Heat need while locked in a 2-2 series tie with the Toronto Raptors is tension among teammates. Good thing Erik Spoelstra says there isn’t any. After the Heat escaped with an overtime win in Game 4 Monday night, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that an “uneasy tension” exists between Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic. Spoelstra had the ball in Wade’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside will not travel with Heat for Game 5

The Miami Heat will be without Hassan Whiteside for a second straight game. Miami’s center will not travel with the team for their Game 5 showdown against the Toronto Raptors, the Associated Press reports. “The Heat were flying north on Tuesday. Before departing, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Whiteside will remain home to continue getting therapy on his injured right knee...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra not happy with the firing of Frank Vogel

It was somewhat surprising to learn on Thursday that the Indiana Pacers were not going to retain head coach Frank Vogel. The team’s decision comes after Vogel led Indiana to the playoffs, his fourth such excursion into the postseason in four-plus years as the team’s head coach. In announcing the decision, Pacers president Larry Bird had this to say: “I want to thank Frank...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, like wife Gabrielle Union, rips NBA's two-minute reports

Dwyane Wade on Friday criticized the NBA for its use of the Officiating Last Two Minute Report, calling the practice “pointless.” Instead, the Miami Heat superstar suggests it would be a better option for the league implement a system where the entire game is reviewed. “It does nothing for us or for any other team,” Wade said of a win-or-go-home Game 6 showdown with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Erik Spoelstra Deserves to Be Coach of the Year

Soon, the NBA will name the Coach of the Year for the 2015-2016 season. This year the competition will be more fierce than it’s been in recent years. Miami Heat fans will be rooting for head coach Erik Spoelstra to get the award he’s so rightfully deserved for years now. But as always, the long-time Heat coach has been overshadowed by a list of NBA coaches who have had strong...
Via Heat Nation
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: David Blatt firing is 'very disturbing'

Erik Spoelstra is the latest NBA coach to sound off about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to fire David Blatt. Spoelstra, who coached LeBron James on the Miami Heat for four seasons, winning two titles, called the Blatt firing “very disturbing.” Erik Spoelstra on Blatt firing: "It’s very disturbing for the coaching profession. You have to be able to go through collective...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra, girlfriend Nikki Sapp are engaged

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra revealed on Wednesday that he recently got engaged to longtime girlfriend Nikki Sapp. Spoelstra and Sapp, a former Heat dancer, have been dating for more than two years. Spoelstra dropped the big news just before wrapping up his interview with Izzy and Ethan on 790 The Ticket. “The coolest thing I did this summer, without a doubt, I got engaged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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