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View Poll Results: If the Heat make the postseason, who should coach?

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  • Erik Spoelstra

    8 57.14%
  • Pat Riley

    6 42.86%
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  1. #1
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    Spoelstra or Riley?

    I think one of the unsung heroes of this season is Erik Spoelstra and how this rookie coach has kept an extremely flawed roster afloat. Dwyane Wade so far has had a terrific season, but Spoelstra is making good things happen with this young roster. His decision to allow Beasley to come off the bench has paid dividends. Still without a great big man a payoff position is uncertain.

    Since the Heat may become better than expected in the long run, should Riley step in again? I sure hope not. But it wouldn't suprise me. But if the Heat make the payoffs it's possible. It would seriously deny Spoelstra some COY consideration I guess.
    Last edited by JayW_1023; 12-17-2008 at 05:00 PM.
    OUTRAGE

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  2. #2
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    Riley. Experience is needed come playoff time.

  3. #3
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    Spoelstra fo sho, you cant have a coach guide a team to the playoffs then yank him when they get there,

  4. #4
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    Coach Spo is the coach. Riley is not coming back. Maybe he will when we sign Lebron, Bosh or Amare.
    Last edited by Jonathan2323; 12-17-2008 at 07:10 PM.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan2323 View Post
    Coach Spo is the coach. Riley is not coming back. Maybe he will when we sign Lebron, Bosh or Amare.
    and lose Wade?

  6. #6
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    I think that Riley is the better coach if we were in the playoffs. But right now, I want Spoelstra as he's willing to play younger guys as long as they're willing to play defense, something Riley wouldn't do. And we really need to develop our players of the future (Chalmers, Beasley, Cook, Wright, Anthony, etc)

  7. #7
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    Changing a coach going into the postseason would mess up the team's style of play.

  8. #8
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    right now i have a lot of respect for what riley's done throughout his career. if we play well enough and make it to the playoffs, then riley steps in and says "okay, i'm coaching now. see you next year spo," i would instantly lose every grain of that respect.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by oshea225 View Post
    right now i have a lot of respect for what riley's done throughout his career. if we play well enough and make it to the playoffs, then riley steps in and says "okay, i'm coaching now. see you next year spo," i would instantly lose every grain of that respect.
    but pretty much doing that to gundy is ok????

    riley is a d bag to the max.

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