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NBA: Miami Heat Sign Coach Erik Spoelstra to Extension
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NBA: Miami Heat Sign Coach Erik Spoelstra to Extension

Sep 30 2013, 12:06am CDT | by

The Miami Heat signed two-time NBA champion head coach Erik Spoelstra to a contract extension on Sunday.

The Miami Heat rewarded coach Erik Spoelstra with a multi-year extension on Sunday. The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman points out Spoelstra was heading into the 2013-14 NBA season on the last year of...

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NBA: Miami Heat Sign Coach Erik Spoelstra to Extension

Sep 30 2013, 12:06am CDT | by

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The Miami Heat signed two-time NBA champion head coach Erik Spoelstra to a contract extension on Sunday.

The Miami Heat rewarded coach Erik Spoelstra with a multi-year extension on Sunday.

The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman points out Spoelstra was heading into the 2013-14 NBA season on the last year of his contract. He writes,"Solidifying Spoelstra's future was a significant first step toward brining stability to the equation" taking into accout the Big Three of MVP LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh having to make significant contract decisions at the end of 2013-14. 

On the other hand, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel confirms terms of Spoelstra's new contract were not disclosed by the Heat as the team does not divulge these details pertaining to coaches or members of the front office

However, ESPN reports Spoelstra is due for a "significant raise" of his base salary of $3 million. His new deal "may come with a role in the team's front office," per the update

Winderman emphasizes the Heat head coach will continue to have a say in personnel decisions. 

Spoelstra's extension coincides with several moves made within the team's coaching staff last Saturday. Former Heat player Juwan Howard and Dan Craig, a close friend of Spoelstra, were given full-time positions as assistant coaches. 

Meanwhile, Keith Askins and Chad Kammerer, who were previously on Spoelstra's coaching staff, moved to personnel positions. Spoelstra is represented by Creative Artists Agency, which also represents Wade and Bosh. 

Spoelstra has been the coach of Miami for five seasons, guiding the team to playoff appearances each and every time on his way to a 260-134 overall head coaching record. Under his guidance, the Heat have appeared in three consecutive NBA Finals appearances.

They have won back-to-back NBA titles, punctuated by a 27-winning game winning streak last season -- the second-longest in NBA history. They are gunning for a three-peat in 2013-14. 

With "Coach Spo's" impressive track record, no less than Miami Heat team president Pat Riley said he wants him to be with the team for the long haul. He said,"I want Spo here for a long, long time." 

 
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Mario Chalmers Says Miami Took ‘Too Much of a Backseat’ in the Finals

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Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers admits that his self-esteem took a major blow during last season’s Playoff run. Chalmers was especially awful in the NBA Finals – which ended in a humiliating five-game blowout at the hands of the champion San Antonio Spurs – putting up 4.4 points, committing 3.2 fouls and 2.0 turnovers while shooting 33.3 percent from the field. With LeBron James no longer in the picture, Chalmers has been told by head coach ...
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Sep 15 2014 6:44am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

MIAMI — It had been nearly a month since his downward spiral had finally stopped, only because the NBA season had cruelly ended. Even after enduring enough recrimination and ridicule to last any athlete a dozen lifetimes, Mario Chalmers still couldn't stop blaming himself.     "I just needed to be by myself," Chalmers told Bleacher Report last week, following a morning workout at American Airlines ...
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Breaking Down Miami Heat's Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

Sep 8 2014 11:56pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

LeBron James is out, Luol Deng is in, and the Miami Heat are facing a major change at the small forward position. But it isn't as simple as that. James didn't play 48 minutes at small forward. Also contributing to the Heat at the 3 last season were Shane Battier, Rashard Lewis, James Jones and Michael Beasley in varying degrees. Even Ray Allen was used in three-guard lineups with Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers. Of all positions, small forward is the one in which Miami faces t ...
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When Chris Bosh came to the Miami Heat back in the summer of 2010, he did so as one of the best and most well-rounded scorers in basketball. He was coming off a season in which he averaged 24.0 points per game on 51.8 percent shooting, mostly while feasting on a heavy diet of post-ups and isolation plays while mixing in the occasional pick-and-roll or spot-up opportunity. Play Type via Synergy Sports (Subscription Required) % ...
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Heat To Reassign Ron Rothstein, Bob McAdoo

Aug 31 2014 10:26pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

The Miami Heat have reassigned longtime assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo. Rothstein and McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on Erik Spoelstra's staff and could leave the bench altogether. It is immediately unclear what role Rothstein and McAdoo will have in the organization, but both are expected to continue to have jobs with the Heat, league sources said. David Fizdale has become the top assistant in recent seasons, while Juwan Ho ...
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Michael Beasley Works Out Again for the Los Angeles Lakers

Aug 29 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: slamonline

For the second time this summer, the Los Angeles Lakers got an up-close look at free agent forward Michael Beasley. Reportedly, big fellas Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; along with guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee also worked out for the Lakers this week. Per USA Today: The Lakers currently have 13 players, meaning there are two roster spots available on this K ...
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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers Face Immediate Pressure to Win 2015 Title

Aug 27 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

There was a time—a period of about a month, to be exact—when LeBron James could get away with calling the Cleveland Cavaliers’ title chances “a long process,” as the all-world forward did in his July 11 open letter announcing his return to the franchise. The core was simply too young and the coach too inexperienced to expect James to magically carry Cleveland to its first professional sports championship in 41 years. Close as they might come in Year 1, ...
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Breaking Down Miami Heat's Point Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Aug 27 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

When you have someone like LeBron James around, traditional point guards almost seem unnecessary. The four-time MVP has established himself as the planet's very best thanks in large part to his extraordinary playmaking ability. He may be a forward on paper, but in practice he's also a floor general who can run and initiate offense with the very best of them. Now the Miami Heat confront a post-LBJ era, an ...
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