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Heat far from perfect, but improving as preseason rolls on

MIAMI, Fla. -- It's easy for critics to dismiss the Miami Heat's chances to succeed this season after so much roster upheaval. But after a bumpy start to their preseason with four straight losses, the Heat have managed to right the ship and pull off three straight victories against talented Western Conference teams in the span of five days. Improvements on both ends of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: An Inside Look at This Year’s Player Intros (Gallery Inside)

Each year the Miami Heat kick off the regular season with player introduction videos for the viewing pleasure of Heat fans all over the world. The day is typically filled with media and festivities and gives the Heat players a chance to show off their skills in front of the camera. Here’s an inside look at what went on during yesterday’s shoot. Although, not a Heat player...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: NBA season is too long, should be trimmed

The NBA already is experimenting with shortening the length of its games. Should it look at trimming the length of its season, too? Dirk Nowitzki thinks so. The Dallas Mavericks star told reporters Wednesday that he believes the league’s current 82-game schedule is too long. “I think you don’t need 82 games to determine the best eight in each conference,” Nowitzki said,...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat seek consistency after uneven preseason start

MIAMI -- Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and his team are not pleased with their uneven performance so far in the preseason. That was evident immediately after dropping their fourth straight preseason game in their home loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday and even more so after Wednesday's practice session. Incorporating so many new players into the fold and adjusting to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra says there are ‘too many games’ in NBA season

The NBA will be using Sunday’s preseason contest between the Nets and the Celtics to experiment with a 44-minute game, in what is a creative attempt at potentially lessening the wear and tear on players over the course of the regular season. But we all know what the real issue is. The 82-game regular season is simply too long, but any legitimate talk of shortening it stops before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Erik Spoelstra Open to Starting Cole over Chalmers

The Miami Heat don’t have a starting point guard. The team will play six more preseason games as they look for a point who can run the offense and set up his teammates for easy baskets. Mario Chalmers started the preseason opener versus the New Orleans Pelicans while Norris Cole was in the starting lineup for the second preseason game versus the Orlando Magic. While Chalmers has...
Via Heat Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra Overrated or Underrated?

Erik Spoelstra began his Miami Heat career as a video coordinator back in 1995 at the age of 24. He lasted two years in that role before being promoted to assistant coach, a position that Spoelstra held until he was promoted to head coach in 2008. Needless to say, he lives Miami Heat basketball. Since taking over as Miami’s head coach in 2008, Spoelstra has led it to playoff appearances...
Via Sportsnaut
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Erik Spoelstra hold shortest pregame press conference ever? (Video)

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra may have set a record for the shortest pregame press conference ever before Wednesday night's Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series against Brooklyn.After Spoelstra opened up with "Hi", none of the media in attendance stepped up to ask even a single question. Then, after a few seconds of awkward silence, Spoelstra...
Via Holdout Sports
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Spoelstra not asked any questions by media

Erik Spoelstra oddly received zero questions during his pre-game press conference prior to Game 5 against the Nets Wednesday night, so the Heat coach gave the thumbs up and made his way out of the room. The post Erik Spoelstra Receives No Questions In Pre-Game Press Conference (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: We are not above a Game 7

The Indiana Pacers were not expected to force the Miami Heat to a deciding Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Yet it happened and Miami coach Erik Spoelstra is ok with it. Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Erik Spoelstra: We are not above a Game 7 appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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