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ASK IRA: Will Spoelstra be looking over his shoulder in '15-16?

ASK IRA: Will Spoelstra be looking over his shoulder in '15-16?

Q: I know how crazy this will sound, but hear me out: With Tom Thibodeau likely to still be floating out there as a potential coaching hire, is there any chance Pat Riley goes that route if Erik Spoelstra fails to deliver with a healthy roster? -- Cristiano, Bethlehem, Pa. A: I think a bunch of coaches will on the clock because of the way this offseason's coaching carousel played out. With only the opening in Denver remaining, it means that we likely will go into next season with Thibodeau, Scott Brooks, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, among others, on the sidelines. Leading candidates generally frown on taking over at midseason (George Karl was an exception last season), because...

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