Will Pat Riley fire coach Spoelstra and take over?

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been reading Miami Heat forums for shits and giggles and it seems as if 99% of their fan base want Spoelstra's head and are blameing the struggles on the coach... Will Riley make a move?

Pat did it in 2005-2006 by firing Stan Van Gundy and then leading the Heat to a championship that year... will he do it again?

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With expectations through the roof after Riley signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh to play alongside Dwyane Wade, there is a ton of pressure on coach Erik Spoelstra.

When the Heat struggled to an 11-10 start to the 2005-06 season, Riley shocked the league by replacing Stan Van Gundy on the Miami bench. The Heat went on to win the NBA title.

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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More than likely will considering he can't win with that kind of talent.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He prolly will, and if he doesn't think this team can compete this season then he'll do it next year for sure
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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not this season... perhaps next
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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poll should be when will pat riley fire coach spoelstra and take over
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Spoelstra is not the right coach for this team. The NBA is a players league. With arguably 2 of the top 5 players in the league the Heat need a HOF or a well respected vet coach on the sidelines. I spent a few days in Miami/attended the Raptors v. theHeat gm) Most people feel Spoelstra and to a lesser extent Bosh (opinion may have changed in the last few games) are to blame for the Heat's struggles. IMO Wade/LeBron do not respect Spoelstra.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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From a business standpoint, I don't see Riley doing it. The scapegoat on Miami's season is mainly on Erik Spoelstra. If he's fired and the team is still not preforming well, then the attention will be shifted to him.
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