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  1. The Dwyane Wade dilemma

    Henry Abbott

    One of the Heat's best players is a questionable shooter, which creates conundrums for Erik Spoelstra's team....

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. The best coach in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY SportsGeorge Karl won coach of the year, but ESPN Forecast's panel says Gregg Popovich is better.The NBA sent around the most interesting list: George Karl 404 Erik Spoelstra 190 Mike Woodson 127 Gregg Popovich 120 ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. Erik Spoelstra for coach of the year

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Heat's head coach made an adjustment many coaches' egos won't allow."But what did he do?" I can hear you thinking. "Any coach can roll the ball out for those three guys and earn a bunch of wins, right?" I could ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  4. The ref made me flop

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Shane Battier says one reason players go down is because referees tell them they have to. On Heat Index, Tom Haberstroh digs into the NBA's new, as-yet unclear anti-flopping policy. Erik Spoelstra and LeBron James are a...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  5. The war of words: Game 3

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Durant's Thunder and LeBron James' Heat both sound ready to play as hard as ever. ERIK SPOELSTRA: When you're knocked down to the canvas, that ain't easy. When you're in a position where you're expected t...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami Heat coach and healer Erik Spoelstra has his players on a late-season "maintenance" program. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has also been giving his guys nights off and treating the battered Derrick Rose ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Robbie Levin of The Miami Herald: In last year's Eastern Conference finals, coach Erik Spoelstra put LeBron James on Derrick Rose when no one else could stop the league's MVP. James effectively shut down Rose, and without his lockdown defense, that s...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. Erik Spoelstra's hoops roots

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Arnovitz has written a tremendous must-read profile of the reclusive Heat coach. Here Erik Spoelstra describes his first practice: "I don't even know what kind of offense I'm going to run and how to organize a team. I had balls flying all ove...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Joseph Goodman of The Miami Herald: "Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's message was consistent throughout the regular season and Eastern Conference playoffs. It's not changing for the Finals. His defense roared through the first three rounds of the postseas...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  10. Dwyane Wade's respect for Erik Spoelstra

    Henry Abbott

    In ESPN The Magazine, Kevin Arnovitz writes about how Dwyane Wade came to hold Erik Spoelstra in such high regard: During Wade's first two NBA seasons he struggled with his jump shot. Spoelstra would work him out incessantly, forcing him to establis...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  11. Pie chart to the stars

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Fiume/Getty Images Sport Better living through chemistry: Erik Spoelstra's data inform how LeBron James and Dwyane Wade share the court. After going on Ryen Russillo's podcast last week and saying that -- gasp -- there are some players I'd pic...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  12. The Heat roll one more team: mine

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday the Heat did what they keep on doing, and that is win. LeBron James was magnificent down the stretch, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh fulfilled the promise of the SuperFriends and Erik Spoelstra, despite having half-a-zillion centers, went small...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst on Erik Spoelstra: "His most impressive work, without much doubt, has been the past two weeks. After the Heat lost five of eight games, some of them in terrible fashion, Spoelstra not unexpectedly found himself dealing wit...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    David Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Their journey began, fittingly, around a championship trophy. Erik Spoelstra carried it into the locker room Monday. Just so there's no doubt. Just so everyone embraced one final time what this season is...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  15. Van Gundy chimes in on possibility of Riley coaching again

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan ORLANDO - If there's one man out there who can empathize with Erik Spoelstra regarding the limbo-like situation he now finds himself in, it is the man who was forced to step aside the last time Pat Riley decided to return to head...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Former Pistons coach Chuck Daly is drawing up plays from his hospital bed for Jay Wright to run for Villanova in the Final Four. Bad break for a good Sixers team:"[Thaddeus] Young sprained his ankle in Tuesday's 9...

    Blog | April 02, 2009