- 10/06/2010, 10:22AM ET
The Chosen Few said 10/06, 10:22 AM
The pre-season has kicked off and the expectations are high for the Miami Heat . But can James , Wade , Bosh , Haslem , Chalmers , and the rest win it all this year with Erick Spoelstra as their head coach . Three great friends and players and a coach who is set to lead them to the promise land .
I remember Doug Collins and the Bulls with MJ and how he could'nt get Jordan , Pippen and Grant to the next level . Two great players and a bunch of tall veteran role players and spot up shooters but Collins and his coaching staff didn't have the know how to win it all . Then along came Phil and his coaching staff with the same bigs and spot up shooters in all six of their title runs . The bigs were different in the three title runs as well as the spot up shooters .
The keys to the title runs if you look at the teams that have won the most NBA titles . Six eleven , six ten , six nine , and seven foot role players on the roster along with veteran spot up shooters .
Miami has the big three but not much of anything else , and Spoelstra is going to be Mike Brown all over again for Lebron close but no cigar .
Pat Riley is the man for the job and he knows it !
tdbubba15 said 10/06, 11:26 AM
Not sure I understand where you are going with this.
Can Eric Spoelstra win with the Big 3?
Can the Big 3 win without a "Big man"?
Sure Spoelstra can lead this team to the Championship.
2 Things need to happen in order for them to succeed.
1. The "Team" needs to stay healthy. Any major injuries to one of the big 3 while be an obvious problem to the team but the rest of the core players could be just as important.
2. The Big 3 need to be able to share the ball amoungst themselves and the rest of the team.
Now nobody can predict Injuries but I can tell you from what I've been reading in the Papers and On-line that this team wants to win and it looks as if Lebron, Bosch, and Wade don't care about how they win just as long as they do.
Spoelstra has the Dream job of the NBA right now. 3 of the best young players in the league along with a decent supporting cast. And he's living in Miami!
Spoelstra knows the game and has done a great job thus far in coaching the Heat to the play-off in his 1st 2 seasons.
I say Riley gives him 2 years to win it otherwise Riley will take over.
It won't come down to Riley firering him.
The Chosen Few said 10/06, 10:00 PM
Kyra so you think a former single digit scoring college player , and former heat video coordinator , then assistant coach and scouting director , and 1st Filipino NBA head coach can lead the Heat to the title ? Sorry Kyra I think not .
Staying healthy is one of the keys for any team in the league to be successful that's a given .
The core player are important , not could be important , for they must know their roles which must be define by the head coach .
Three point shooters must spot up when Lebron or Wade are being double team when
driving to the basket and shoot the ball with confidence .
The Bigs must set the proper picks , then roll to the basket expecting the pass if Lebron and Wade don't have the shot , they must also blockout , rebound , and play tough defense .
Spoelstra has a dream job but like Mike Brown he doesn't have the experience as a head coach . When I look at his offense and game strategy it's give the ball to Lebron and Wade and get out of the way , no triangle or motion offense nothing .
Yeah he did a great job if you call his record of 90-74 great I think not . This guy will be replaced by Riley sooner than you think .
tdbubba15 said 10/07, 08:10 AM
Ok 1st off its "tdbubba15" not Kyra. Kyra is my dream girl.
So you asked if I think "a former single digit scoring college player , and former heat video coordinator , then assistant coach and scouting director , and 1st Filipino NBA head coach can lead the Heat to the title ?
Well here is my answer: Didn't a former Grocery bagging, Arena League, 3rd string QB, from Northern Iowa lead the Rams to a Super Bowl victory in his rookie season? I believe the answer is yes.
So i guess the real question is Why can't he. And don't tell me cause of their supporting cast. That is bologna. Their supporting cast is good. And having 3 of the top 10 players in the league on 1 team makes up for not having a "Great" supporting cast.
No but seriously give me a real reason he can't coach them to victory this year besides hypothetical reasons.
I think their 1st pre-season game alone show that they can. Wade plays 3 minutes. Lebron and Bosch only combined for 38 of the "TEAMS" 115 points so hmmmm........... the rest of the team managed 77. Looks like they held their own in helping the team to victory.
Honestly your just looking for reasons to hate on the Heat.
The Chosen Few said 10/07, 11:11 PM
I don't hate the Heat I'd like to see them dethrone the Lakers.
But they can't do it with their current coach . He's never played in the league like your Phil , Rudy T , Doc Rivers , and Pat Riley just to name a few.
These guys played under some pretty successful coaches and learned a lot about the game and game planning.
A great coach has to massage 3 big egos and know how to motivate them.
How to use his subs for Lebron , Wade , and Bosh wisely and maintain the flow of the game when their out of the game.
Have the right spark coming off the bench when one or two of the big 3 are having a bad game and a good sixth man.
He'll need veteran big men coming off the bench that can go into a game and beat up the Howards , Perkins , Duncans , Gasols and use those fouls wisely guys who can do the dirty work.
Choose the right team leader to run his game plan thru the players on the court . Lebron , Wade , and Bosh can't all be team leaders . There has to be one chief and everybody else must follow like Kobe , Peirce , and Wade during their title run.
Watching Spoelstra the last couple of years he won't be able to handle 3 great players and their supporting cast hes to green.
tdbubba15 said 10/08, 10:33 AM
Ok what NBA tem did Gregg Popovich play for before he coached the Spurs to 4 NBA titles?
Now another theory has holes in it. If you can coach you can coach.
Subs? You'd use them as if you did any other team. Most subs in my opinion should be used as game managers. Some guys that are used as the 6th man are used as a tool to help lift the starters. the rest are out there to give the starters a breather and manage the game and limit any damage that can be done while the starters are resting.
The Subs that the Heat have are all veteranns for the most part. They have good experience and know their roles.
As far as team leaders who do you think lead the Laker Dynasty of the '80's. Was it Magic, Kareem, or in the last few was it Worthy? It was all of them the whole team had a leadership role. thats how a Dynasty works. everyone knows their role and does the best they can at it. Ego's are pust aside in a Dynasty. From what I have heard the Big 3 are ready for that.
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