HoopsHype Erik Spoelstra rumors
"The fact is," the source said, "they were part of Pat's group." Both Rothstein and McAdoo were Heat assistants when Pat Riley coached the Heat to the 2006 NBA title. They then remained on the staff when Spoelstra took over as coach in 2008 and Riley returned to a full-time role as team president. South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Chris Broussard on LeBron-Riley meeting: I've been told that Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade, the owner Micky Arison will be in this meeting as well. I'm not 100% sure but I think they'll be in the meeting as well. ESPN.com
Chis Broussard: In addition to Pat Riley, it is believed Miami's Erik Spoelstra, Mickey Arison and Dwyane Wade will attend today's meeting with LeBron James Twitter
Adrian Wojnarowski: Erik Spoelstra joined Pat Riley in his meeting with free agent Luol Deng in Chicago today, source tells Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Ray Allen started in place of slumping Mario Chalmers, a desperate lineup change by coach Erik Spoelstra, but that didn’t work, either. Nothing worked but LeBron James. “Not disappointed in any of my teammates,” James said afterward – even though he hadn’t been asked about any of his teammates. Miami Herald
Now what’s great is that even before the question to James and Wade, it was head coach Erik Spoelstra who got the Ramos treatment. Check out this video, where instead of asking a question, Ramos gives his made-for-sports-talk-radio opinion straight to Spo’s face: Spo answered about the only way one could in that situation, saying, “clearly.” Larry Brown Sports
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