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Erik Spoelstra on Dwyane Wade: I still see ‘a force of nature’

Dwyane Wade’s best basketball days are in the past, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra still believes the 11-time All-Star will have a big impact on the 2015-16 team—especially when it matters the most. According to Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald, Spoelstra said he has a plan to maximize Wade’s abilities while remaining cognizant of his limitations. “This is not...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra excited by expectations

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Erik Spoelstra Gives Unclear Answer Regarding Futures of Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers

As the Miami Heat enter the 2015-16 season, Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers hold uncertain futures in Miami. While speaking to the media earlier in the week, head coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t exactly give any assuring claims that the two veterans would last the entire season in Heat uniforms. Spoelstra was asked on whether he has spoken to Andersen and Chalmers about the trade...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for the Miami Heat This Season

The Miami Heat will enter the 2015-16 season with championship expectations. Despite going 37-45 and missing the postseason, the Heat have reloaded and are expected to return to elite form after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign. In his recent season-opening press conference, head coach Erik Spoelstra stressed what he expects out of this year’s Heat squad: “Now it’s about putting...
Via Heat Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra Takes Blame for Last Season’s Struggles, Excited About New Team

When the Miami Heat finished the season without a postseason berth last April, many reasons were pinpointed. On Wednesday during a press conference, head coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t pin blame on anyone but himself for last season’s struggles. The Heat finished 37-45 and outside of the postseason for the first time since 2007-08, the year before Spoelstra took over as head coach...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: 'I'm not coaching with restrictions'

Dwyane Wade is only 33, but doesn't he feel older? Wade has been one of the NBA's more fragile superstars over the past half-decade.He's missed at least 13 games in each of the past four seasons. Actually, he's only gotten to 70 games played during five of his 11 years in the league. But he's still an all-time great, one who the Heat have monitored closely over the past couple of...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Spoelstra: ‘We Fully Expect Chris to Be Healthy and Cleared for Camp’

Miami Heat fans can take a huge breather and start getting ready for the 2015-16 NBA season. That’s because according to the Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman, Chris Bosh is expected to be ready once training camp gets underway next week at Florida Atlantic University. “We fully expect [Bosh] to be healthy and cleared for contact for camp,” said Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra...
Via Heat Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Spoelstra offers no excuses for last season, expects Heat to bounce back

MIAMI (AP) -- Erik Spoelstra isn't spending too much additional time looking back at what went wrong for the Miami Heat last season. To him, the exercise would be pointless. The easiest thing for the Heat to have done this summer would be to have blamed a 37-45 record -- which kept them from the playoffs -- on the illness that struck Chris Bosh and the injuries that limited Dwyane...
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11 days ago  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Spoelstra on coolest thing he did this summer: 'I got engaged'

When asked what the coolest thing he did this summer on the debut of the Izzy and Ethan on The Ticket Miami radio show, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gave a surprise answer."The coolest thing I did this summer, without I doubt, I got engaged," Spoelstra said, before promptly hanging up, as he promised he would before answering the question.While it was not confirmed by Spoelstra...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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