- Video: Zaire Wade does his best LeBron James impersonation on the basketball court
- Report: Miami Heat likely to look for replacement for Dewayne Dedmon if he explores free agency
- Report: Joe Johnson ‘intrigued’ by Miami Heat, likes Jimmy Butler’s role with team
- Report: Bucks aimed great deal of frustration at Mike Budenholzer after they lost to Heat in last year’s playoffs
- League executives and scouts agree that the Miami Heat will be the toughest out in the play-in tournament
- Erik Spoelstra vows to play Udonis Haslem before season ends: ‘I’m going to make it happen’
- Report: Miami Heat to be without Jimmy Butler for Tuesday’s game vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Udonis Haslem balks at thought of Kevin Garnett being as ‘tough’ as Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan
- Udonis Haslem issues strong statement on Miami Heat trying to avoid ‘silly’ play-in tournament
- Jimmy Butler calls reporter ‘sorry a-s’ for asking if Miami Heat are worried about tough remainder of schedule
Five Reasons Why The Heat Will Finish With A Better Record Than The Cavs
- Updated: November 11, 2014
Speaking of battle-tested, Erik Spoelstra has also been through it all. Remember when the Heat started the season 9-8 in 2010-11 season? Sure, LeBron took a lot of the heat, but an equal amount of the blame was placed on Head Coach Erik Spoelstra. Fans were clamoring for Spo’s head in the midst of that season, and now four years later, he is one of the most respected coaches in the league. Sure the two championships and four finals appearances help, but Coach Spo is an upper echelon coach in this league because he stresses defense and a willingness to sacrifice.
How does head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers David Blatt compare? Well, since it’s only the first season Blatt has ever coached an NBA team, I would say it’s not even comparable. Even if Blatt did turn out to be one of the greatest coaches in NBA history, it will take some time for him to adjust to the NBA. Coaching an Israeli professional basketball team is light years different than coaching an NBA team. To deal with the egos, expectations, and to carry the weight of an entire city in your first coaching campaign will surely be too much for the rookie coach to handle.