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Breakdown: Erik Spoelstra is a magical offensive wizard

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is one of the NBA’s best minds, using his personnel to the full extent of their abilities. The Heat have a non-traditional offense, and with it comes wacky sets, interchangeable pieces and myriad scoring options on every play. To illustrate this, let’s break down this action Miami loves to run, and that we will likely see against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 NBA Finals.

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NBA Game Rankings: 12/12/10

We were really worried about the Miami Heat a while back. But now? Not so much, as the Heat won their eight in a row last night by beating the Kings, 104-83. Perhaps we should open up that “best record ever” discussion once again. OK, so let’s not get that excited just yet, but it’s obvious that this team has started to find their groove. There probably isn’t anyone happier about that than head coach Erik Spoelstra either. That’s for sure. Continue Reading

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NBA Game Rankings: 11/28/10

In what is starting to become a trend, the Miami Heat lost again last night, as the Mavericks were simply too much for them to handle in Dallas. That moves the Heat to 9-8 on the year, and for those of you who are still keeping count, Erik Spoelstra‘s squad will need to go 63-2 from here on out to break the ’95-96 Bulls’ win record. Continue Reading

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Erik Spoelstra’s Seat Just Got Warm

Erik SPOELSTRA - 09.10.2008 - Miami Heat / New Jersey Nets - NBA Europe Live Tour - Paris....Photo : Olivier Andrivon Photo via Newscom

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Think back to July 8th. LeBron James sat around with Jim Gray and made his decision. The man was taking his talents to South Beach. Woo-hoo! And then came the claims from some NBA analysts about how this could potentially be the greatest team ever, and a team that would challenge the ’95-96 Chicago Bulls’ record win total of 72. Continue Reading