Tag "Erik Spoelstra"

The Filipino Connection in the NBA

You don’t need to go far to find a basketball rim in the Philippines. Why is the country obsessed with basketball? The answer can be traced back to the early 1900s.

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NBA Awards Rankings: Coach of the Year

Brian Needle ranks the five best candidates for NBA Coach of the Year.

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Are the Miami Heat Contenders or Pretenders?

David Fernandez explores whether or not the Miami Heat are legit.

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Report: NBA Exec Says No Teams are Interested in Waiters

On Saturday night, the Miami Heat announced that they suspended Dion Waiters for conduct detrimental to the team. Heat president Pat Riley was quoted as saying the suspension stemmed from “a number of unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unprofessional conduct on the bench last night.”

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Erik Spoelstra has high praise for rookie guard Tyler Herro

Jacari McRae | Aug 31st, 2019 You can count Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra among those impressed with rookie guard Tyler Herro‘s NBA summer league performance last month. Spoelstra says he loved the way Herro embraced the competition and how

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The most unbiased top 10 NBA head coaches

The debate over who the top 10 coaches of the NBA has been a very long debate for too long and here I try to end that debate comparing each coach’s stats. Ranking all of the coaches in the NBA

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Remembering Hank Gathers: Basketball Isn’t Worth Dying For

Today is the 29th anniversary of Hank Gathers’ tragic death. If you don’t know who that is, don’t worry. At this point, after this many years, it’s quite easy to have never known who Gathers was, as a player or as a man. But for people who did get the chance to follow his career, they won’t forget easily.

For the sake of readers who either want to learn or reminisce, for the sake of my own undying need to write about the greatest phenomenon the world of basketball missed out on for terribly tragic reasons, and, hopefully, for the sake of Gathers’ legacy – so even a few more people can know of his story – it’s time to take a trip back through the time machine to meet a kid who loved basketball named Hank.

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With Goran Dragic’s Return on the Horizon, Another Tough Decision Awaits

With the Heat originally announcing that Goran Dragic was “expected to return after all-star break” following his knee surgery, the point guard’s Heat return appears to be imminent. And another tough roster decision awaits Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.

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