LeBron James Must Stand With the Miami Heat, Not Above Them

November 30th, 2010 by Pedro Heizer Leave a reply »
Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, is not in the hot seat ESPN is saying he's in.

On the contrary, Heat president Pat Riley has said time and time again that Spoelstra is the right guy for the job.

One source went on to state "Riley keeps saying 'Spoelstra's a good coach and he'll grow into a great coach,' Riley said he got his coaching break with the Los Angeles Lakers around the same age as Spoelstra got his.”

Why would Riley fire a coach that he himself hand-picked to take over the Miami Heat bench?

Earlier this week, Los Angeles Head Coach Phil Jackson spoke on the topic, "The scenario that sits kind of behind the scene, is that eventually these guys that were recruited -- Bosh and James -- by Pat Riley and Mickey Arrison, the owner, are going to come in and say, 'We feel you [Riley] can do a better job coaching the team. We came here on the hopes that this would work,' and whatever, I don't know," Jackson said. 

The only way I see Riley coming back to coaching is if Erick Spoelstra is demoted to Riley’s top assistant in order to learn how to run a star-studded team.

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