Report: Erik Spoelstra's Job is Safe
Oh, no, Spo' won't go. According to reports from The Boston Globe (of all papers), Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's job is safe for next year. Its sources also claim that at no point in the season was Spoelstra's job ever in danger.
Miami team sources said Erik Spoelstra's job was never in jeopardy this season and he will get an opportunity to make another NBA title run next year. The Heat will have to rework the roster around James, Wade, and Chris Bosh. Miami was forced to sign a group of aging veterans to minimum contracts because of salary-cap issues.
It seems fair. Only two coaches took their teams to the NBA finals this year, and Spo was one of them.
Sure, there's always the specter of Pat Riley returning to the sidelines, but the guy is 66. What other possible coaching candidate would be an improvement over Spoelstra? Any new coach would have to gel instantly not only with the big three, but with Riley as well. Spoelstra seems to have done just fine, and a rather sane round-table of ESPN contributors seems to think that firing Spoelstra is certainly not a solution.
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