Dwyane Wade Praises Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra
The Heat dynasty composed of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, that went to four consecutive NBA Finals and won two of them, is no more.
Yet, Miami is sitting in ninth place in the East and vying for a playoff spot in a year when they were supposed to terrible.
How is this possible?
Besides Pat Riley, there is only one person from the core of that championship team who is still with the team is a man by the name of Erik Spoelstra.
In the coach's first year without any of his former core championship players, the Heat are thriving. Wade told the media it's because of the ingenuity of Spoelstra's coaching.
Wade on Spoelstra: "I think this year probably opened a lot of eyes to his and his staff’s coaching ability."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) March 10, 2017
In 2014, James went home to Cleveland. The Heat wouldn't let Bosh on the court due to health reasons. Meanwhile, the Miami's prodigal son Wade led the team for Chicago last offseason.
But Spoelstra was heavily criticized when the Big 3 were in town. Critics said his job was easy because he had a loaded roster.
If this season proves anything, it's that Spoelstra is a a darn good coach in the NBA winning with a roster that most other coaches would struggle with.
If Spoelstra and the Heat keep plowing ahead to clinch the eighth seed, it's a likely scenario that the top seeded Cavs could see them in the first round of the playoffs.
Going against LeBron and the Cavaliers would be the toughest test of Spoelstra's career. But something tells me he's up for the challenge!
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