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Erik Spoelstra

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  • ASK IRA: Do Heat's pieces equal a running game?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat's pieces equal a running game?
    Q: I hate to burst the bubble. OK, sure it's in line to please and lure Goran Dragic to come back. But is the current Heat personnel really equipped to play faster? With an aging Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng, and two casual-moving bigs in Chris Bosh and...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat have to freshen their approach as part of a revival?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat have to freshen their approach as part of a revival?
    Q: After the 2013-14 season (the last season of The Big Three in Miami), Chris Bosh talked about the year/season as being heavy and not a lot of fun. The Heat never seemed to get going during the season and had very little fight at home against San...
  • ASK IRA: Is lottery a defining moment for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is lottery a defining moment for Heat?
    Q: Ira, enough about the lottery. Pat Riley is not going to play a rookie, unless he wins it. None of the names you have mentioned have been inspiring. -- Jack. A: I largely agree (although Erik Spoelstra makes the playing decisions, for the most part)....
  • ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?

    ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?
    Q: Does the current Cavaliers run, predominately the LeBron James run, to the Eastern Conference finals begin to tarnish the contribution Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh made? In other words, LeBron is showing he can win without...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat bypass Cavs or Hawks next season?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat bypass Cavs or Hawks next season?
    Q: Ira, this is the second consecutive year the top two seeds have advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. If that's what it takes to get there next year, do you see the Heat finishing in the top two? -- Aaron. A: I assume you're asking whether the...
  • Ira Winderman: Riley was right and wrong about LeBron

    Ira Winderman: Riley was right and wrong about LeBron
    We are a month shy of a year since Pat Riley issued his challenge to the best basketball player on the planet: Stay and make the Miami Heat into "a generational team." A month after Riley attempted to sell legacy, LeBron James was gone. In the...
  • ASK IRA: Did Whiteside deserve better in vote for Most Improved?

    ASK IRA: Did Whiteside deserve better in vote for Most Improved?
    Q: I call B.S. on the voting for Most Improved Player. It should have been Hassan Whiteside. I'm not saying it because I'm a Heat fan, but really his story says it all. -- T.R.P. A: Look, if Hassan won, I would have been happy for him and would have had...
  • ASK IRA: Would a Heat encore for Dorell Wright make sense?

    ASK IRA: Would a Heat encore for Dorell Wright make sense?
    Q: Do you expect a Dorell Wright reunion? I do. He's a low-cost bench player who fits a need. -- Martin. A: While Dorell does not turn 30 until December, he will be entering his 12th season. While the Heat have had success bringing in (and bringing...
  • ASK IRA: Is LeBron's next challenge a rerun from Heat days?

    ASK IRA: Is LeBron's next challenge a rerun from Heat days?
    Q: When Chris Bosh went down in 2012, Dwyane Wade's next three games were 30, 28 and 41. Your move, Kyrie Irving. -- Esteban. A: Actually, when Chris Bosh was lost in Game 1 of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Pacers for the balance of...
  • ASK IRA: Is Napier's improvement a Heat offseason imperative?

    ASK IRA: Is Napier's improvement a Heat offseason imperative?
    Q: Which Heat player do you think has to improve the most over the offseason? I know you may say Hassan Whiteside, with a whole summer under his belt, and the coaches changing the playing style to better incorporate him. I'm thinking more in terms of...
  • Heat getting speed read from playoff pace

    Heat getting speed read from playoff pace
    The lessons previously had been learned as an active participant in the playoffs, including the need to get LeBron James more comfortable in the post after the loss in the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, the quest to find a better way to combat...