Five Reasons Why The Heat Will Finish With A Better Record Than The Cavs

Five Reasons Why The Heat Will Finish With A Better Record Than The Cavs

3. Coaching

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

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.

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