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  • Self-evaluation: Philbin calls audible

    Let's see if this helps: When Dolphins players arrived for their first meeting of training camp, the music video from the Pharrell Williams song, "Happy," was playing on the large screen typically reserved for football video. That started a different...
  • Rothstein to work on Heat broadcasts, McAdoo to scout

    Rothstein to work on Heat broadcasts, McAdoo to scout
      The Miami Heat on Thursday clarified the restructuring of their coaching staff with the announcement of new roles for former assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo.   Rothstein, who previously had served as the franchise's initial coach and...
  • ASK IRA: Will Erik Spoelstra dare consider youth?

    ASK IRA: Will Erik Spoelstra dare consider youth?
    Q: This season promises to be an exciting one for the Heat with returning players taking on a different set of responsibilities and the new additions looking to get minutes. As you pointed out, the chemistry of this year's team is unknown. The Andre...
  • Spoelstra has hammer in Heat retool

    Spoelstra has hammer in Heat retool
       There is, of course, no autonomy when Pat Riley sits in the double-wide office at the end of the hallway, the one with the water views hard by Biscayne Bay. But there is a bit of equity that can be built after four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals....
  • ASK IRA: Is Ray Allen still a Heat consideration?

    ASK IRA: Is Ray Allen still a Heat consideration?
    Q: Good morning, Ira. Does Heat management want Ray Allen back? Are they reaching out to him? He closed on a home during the season, and I got the feeling he liked South Florida. Could he be in a Heat uniform next season? -- Cheryl, Fort Lauderdale. A:...
  • ASK IRA: Is schedule a sobering reality for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is schedule a sobering reality for Heat?
    Q: Ira, I didn't expect the Heat to be on national television as much after LeBron James left, but don't you think that might fuel Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh? Won't Erik Spoelstra be pointing out how outsiders don't think they're good enough? -- Len. A:...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat offseason expenditures add up?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat offseason expenditures add up?
    Q: Pat Riley is slowly killing the Miami Heat. First with the Chris Bosh max salary, then with Birdman's $10 million dollar, two-year year salary and then he signs Udonis Haslem to a two-year $5.6 million dollar deal! WOW! I could have built a better...
  • The down, up, down arc of Greg Oden

    The down, up, down arc of Greg Oden
       The smiles from Greg Oden were limited, about as limited as his minutes.    There was joy after the Jan. 15 season debut in Washington, after more than four seasons away from the game due to a series of debilitating injuries.     A month later,...
  • ASK IRA: Does Shawne getting No. 8 mean Beasley is gone?

    ASK IRA: Does Shawne getting No. 8 mean Beasley is gone?
    Q: Ira, I saw you said they gave Michael Beasley's No. 8 to Shawne Williams. So I guess they're not going to retire Bease's number? (OK, so it means he's not coming back?) -- Henrique. A: An adjustment still could be made if Beasley is brought back, but...
  • ASK IRA: What factor will most impact Heat win total?

    ASK IRA: What factor will most impact Heat win total?
    Q: How many wins this season would make you think Erik Spoelstra coached the team to its talent level? -- Joel. A: There's still too many variables in play, especially this season, and here's why: It could come down to whether the NBA, before this...
  • ASK IRA: Even with 14 on roster, can Riley possibly be finished?

    ASK IRA: Even with 14 on roster, can Riley possibly be finished?
    Q: Tyler Johnson? Ira, I know you said that gives the Heat 14 players, but Pat Riley can't possibly be finished, can he? Where's our backup center, our point guard, our 3-pointer shooters? -- Nate. A: First, Riley isn't finished because no one in the...