| Sep 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ryan Hollins and Nazr Mohammed couldn't get off the bench for their teams last season, so why would the Heat think they could help them this season? -- Art.
A: This is the time of the offseason when teams run free-agency leftovers through workouts...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Erik Spoelstra rounded out his Miami Heat coaching staff Wednesday by bringing back a familiar face, as well as a former NBA coach.
In the wake of the recent reassignments of longtime assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo, Spoelstra has...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Injuries and other unforeseen factors can have an impact on the roster during the entire season. Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem may not be able to put in the minutes they did before, as they age. Danny Granger and Dwyane Wade have a history of injury...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 7:05 AM
He was speaking for himself, but also for those who toil in similar anonymity.
Because the veteran NBA talent evaluator wanted to make clear that this is not how it works, no matter what Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry said/inferred/...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Tim Hardaway, who combined with Alonzo Mourning to help lead the Miami Heat to four consecutive Atlantic Division titles and was at the epicenter of the compelling Heat-Knicks rivalry during that era, said Thursday he is leaving his job as a Heat scout to...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis.
A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Alonzo Mourning will carry a part of Jason Cooper into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, when the former Miami Heat center is inducted in Springfield, Mass.
That will make it more than a basketball story.
But from a storyteller's...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, I like what I heard -- a lot -- from Dwyane Wade about his plans after LeBron James left. He looks in better shape, with a chip on his shoulder. Heat fans still remember what he can do without LeBron. Maybe we haven't see the last of Flash. --...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It was during the Heat's playoff run, while Son No. 2 was making excuses for a speeding ticket, that in a parental fit of exasperation I said, "You have to own your mistake."
It immediately hit me: That was Erik Spoelstra's line. It was a thought the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Do the Heat's coaching reassignments and Keith Smart potentially joining the team mean that Erik Spoelstra is finally outgrowing Pat Riley and finding his own way? -- Anthony.
A: I think Erik has already found his own way. I also think, to a degree,...