Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra will be in for the challenge for his life this upcoming season as the re-tooled Heat will be looking a little bit different. There will obviously be no LeBron James to rely upon to make things happen on the court and trying to fill in the needs that James left Spoelstra with will be the biggest challenge of the season, but Spoelstra will be prepared to handle it. Something that many coaches could not do.
Miami Heat President Pat Riley choose Spoelstra as the guy to replace him once he left the bench to coach and it has worked in the pretty well for the Heat. Spoelstra has won the team two NBA Championships and has taken the team to four straight NBA Finals, while Riley has won the team only one title. However, Spoelstra has many doubters that believe he cannot coach.
Many believe that Spoelsta had the benefit of a stacked Heat team with multiple big time stars. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh are given much more credit then Spoelstra. Either it was the talents of James, Wade leading the team to victory or Bosh making big shots here and there, rarely any credit is given to Spoelstra. However, that can change this season.
James is long gone and Wade is considered to be on his last legs, while Bosh is considered not worthy of his max deal. This is a perfect opportunity for Spoelstra to showcase his true talents and let people know that he can coach and that it is not Riley in the background pulling the strings. These doubts can prove to ultimately be a blessing in disguise for Spoelstra to prove many wrong.
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