Eric Spoelstra Might Be Looking For a Job This Summer

February 24th, 2010 by Michael Pinto Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday was yet another reminder that Eric Spoelsta's decision-making can be costly. More so, his handle on the roster is troubling. 

There have been quite a few times throughout his two seasons that Spo's rotation, play-calling, and late-game actions have been called into question by the players and media. And it's gotten to the point where new questions have started brewing.

Earlier this year a frustrated Dwyane Wade called out his coach's play-calling. He didn't sound like someone who believed in the 37-year-old.

Is Spoelstra really capable of being the coach on a team that's supposed to contend next season? Can he earn the respect of another superstar besides Wade? Would LeBron James or Chris Bosh listen to him?

Spoelsta is the youngest coach in the NBA, so mistakes will be made. There's a learning curve, and it's understandable to a certain degree. But the issues are also over his control of the team.

He doesn't seem to have his players' ear the way Pat Riley, Stan Van Gundy, and even Ron Rothstein used to in recent years. Spoelstra's an intelligent g ...

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