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Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:48 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 1:50 pm
 
Posted by Ben Gollivererik-spoelstra

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra can breathe a little easier.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Heat president Pat Riley has extended the contract of his head coach so that he can guide the development of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh without fearing for his job security.
Erik's contract has been extended," Riley said, declining to give the length of the extension. 

"We have one of the great young coaches in the league," Riley said. "He's the perfect coach for this team. He never would have been a lame-duck coach."
Spoelstra came under fire at the start of the 2010-2011 season, when the newly-formed Big 3 got off to a slow start. He weathered that storm, thanks to Riley's steady backing, and guided Miami to the 2011 NBA Finals, where they collapsed in dramatic fashion against the Dallas Mavericks.

Spoelstra, 41, is entering his fourth season as coach of the Heat. His career record is 148-98.
Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:33 am
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS, FOR THE ENTIRE LEAGUE, SINCE THEY SIGNED EDDY "MINUS" CURRY.  GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!  LOOK AT EVERY SEASON'S PLAYOFF CONTENDERS - RESPECTABLE, SEASONED, KNOWLEDGEABLE COACHES - SO CHOOSE 'D' NONE OF THE ABOVE!



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 5:13 pm
 

did he cry?

When he signed it, was he weeping like an opera star?



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Puppet Master



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Should have hire Jerry Sloan.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

I just can't get over this. Riley is talking about family and signing him before someone else does. This is not the greatst coach in the world. If they fired him, it is unlikely that anyone else would hire him. The Heat did not win the championship. I guess its nice to think your employees are the best. 



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Is that a picture of Erik Spoelstra flashing a gang symbol?
Yo!  Word to my Raiders Hommies!



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Did Pat "Threepeat" Reilly give a cattle prod to Spoelstra for Christmas this year?

You can bet that's what Mark Cuban or Jennie Buss would have given him.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

declining to give the length of the extension
The reason I even bother reading this was to see how long it was for. LOL!



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Bad choice... Bad choice.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Heat extend contract of coach Erik Spoelstra

Ever since Erik Spoelstra said on national TV after a Heat loss, "There are a bunch of guys in our locker room crying right now" I think he is the perfect fit for those cry babies on that team. I betcha it was little DWADE who was crying....


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