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Alonzo Mourning
Alonzo Mourning
Position: None
Born: 02/08/70
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.4 kg.
The Heat made a strong presentation to free agent Gordon Hayward on Saturday and emerged believing it went very well. Hayward was greeted by five Heat players – Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem, Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and free agent James Johnson. He also met with president Pat Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra, Alonzo Mourning and several other coaches and executives.
Storyline: Gordon Hayward Free Agency
Mourning was impressed with how last season’s team turned an 11-30 start into a 30-11 finish, missing the playoffs by one game. And he believes Miami would have been the team facing Golden State in the Finals and not Cleveland if Bosh were healthy. “Obviously if Chris was playing healthy it’s a different story in the Eastern Conference with us,” he said. “We probably go through Cleveland. … Right through them. We probably beat them. We really do. I think we had enough tools to get it done. “Can you image if Chris was healthy. Not just with Hassan (Whiteside). Goran (Dragic), what he did this year. And Dion (Waiters) and then JJ (James Johnson). Oh my God. If you put a healthy Chris Bosh with all of them, that’s scary team against Cleveland.”
Now, 22 years and four make overs later, Mourning, the organization’s vice president, is confident Riley will succeed once again as the Heat officially move on from the Big 3 era. “This is going to be even more special,” Mourning told the Palm Beach Post. “I think this is going to be even more special considering how it all fell apart,” Mourning continued, referencing the departures of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh’s health.
Storyline: Heat Front Office
But Mourning is confident Riley will find the right combination for the Heat to be back near the top of the conference, regardless of the quality of the free agent class. And one reason is what he is witnessing this off season. “There’s enough out there to make it work,” he said. “It’s enough out there to get us back again. Listen, this team and the pieces that we have, the coaching staff, the culture that we have, the mentality of the guys coming here. … unseen before guys coming in this early this summer.