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Report: Erik Spoelstra turning down lucrative offers

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08:23 AM ET 09.22 | Coaches that win consecutive championships receive lucrative offers for speeches, book deals and more. But we hear the Heat's Erik Spoelstra is turning down everything. As a friend said, at this point in his life, he wants to focus on winning championships. Spoelstra again has used a bit of his time this summer to study coaches and their techniques, including friend Chip Kelly in Philadelphia and Pete Carroll in Seattle. (He also spoke to Seahawks and University of Tennessee players, and Russell Wilson raved about his speech to the Seahawks.)

Miami Herald

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September 22, 2013  09:04 AM ET

He might go down as the least important coach in the history of the NBA

September 22, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He might go down as the least important coach in the history of the NBA

^^^^^^^ This

September 22, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Morning, Mickety Mackity Mick.

September 22, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Morning, Mickety Mackity Mick.

How's things in La La Land, bro ???

September 22, 2013  09:12 AM ET

I don't know, I'm in Moreno Valley.

September 22, 2013  09:12 AM ET

I'm sure LA is just fine.

: )

September 22, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I don't know, I'm in Moreno Valley.

Mavbe I should have said Laker Land........

September 22, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Mavbe I should have said Laker Land........

This.

September 22, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Mavbe I should have said Laker Land........

Lovely, as usual.

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September 22, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Fixed<runs to bunker>

LOL

September 22, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Fixed<runs to bunker>

Careful before you get Clipped

September 22, 2013  09:40 AM ET

The Heat Is On, Bro.

September 22, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Heat Is On, Bro.

Is that you, Glenn Frey ?????







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September 22, 2013  10:16 AM ET

First he was overrated now other teams want him?
Hmmmm ah how winning changes perceptions.

September 22, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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Good job keeping your focus, coach. Just keep doing what you are doing and stay on task.Not one, not two, not three......? Just how many before the run is over?

Until 2015/2016 when Lebron returns and leads Cleveland to be the greatest NBA team of all time ???

September 22, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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First he was overrated now other teams want him?Hmmmm ah how winning changes perceptions.

He still gets no credit for the work he is putting in.

To take their entire offense and change it prior to last season, moving Bosh to Center and getting all of those ego's in line takes work...

When LBJ decides to stay it will be because of Riley selling him on going down as the best team in the modern era....to do that, he will need 6 titles to even compare to MJ's Bulls.

 
September 22, 2013  10:22 AM ET

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