Bob McAdoo Rumors
Ira Winderman: Yahoo reporting Heat interest in Keith Smart for coaching staff. Spoelstra has opening with Rothstein, McAdoo being reassigned.
Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat’s revamped assistant coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports. In the wake of a shakeup that resulted in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart, 49, and Miami are discussing a role on head coach Erik Spoelstra’s bench, sources said. David Fizdale will continue as Spoelstra’s top assistant, and ex-Heat player Juwan Howard will move up to an assistant coaching job after a season working in player development, sources said.
After a summer of dramatic roster change, the Miami Heat are reassigning two prominent assistant coaches, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on head coach Erik Spoelstra’s staff – and could be completely off the bench, according to league sources.
“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.
A source close to the situation confirmed Sunday night to the Sun Sentinel that assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo no longer will be part of Erik Spoelstra’s Miami Heat primary coaching staff. “As far as being on the bench, they no longer will be,” said the source, who said the two have been offered the opportunity to remain with the team in other capacities. “The staff is evolving.”
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McAdoo called Ramsay “professional as professional as you could get” and said Ramsay’s attention to physical fitness was innovated for that era of the NBA. “When we were in Buffalo he brought a stretching guru in and nobody was doing that,” McAdoo said. “I was the most flexible I had ever been because Jack was into the physical fitness, and that’s probably why we were so successful in Buffalo. “We could get the ball up and down the court. We talk about the Lakers and Showtime but we had Showtime in Buffalo with Dr. Jack. It was very fun playing with him.”
Heat assistant coach and Hall of Fame player Bob McAdoo was heartbroken on Monday morning to learn of the passing of Dr. Jack Ramsay. McAdoo played for Ramsay in Buffalo and Ramsay introduced McAdoo years later when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. “When I got elected, he was the first person I thought about, and he gave me a fabulous tribute, and when I heard about it this morning I was just so sad for him because Jack was…he gave me my start in my career, and jumpstarted my career in Buffalo,” McAdoo said.
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“It’s hard to say,” McAdoo said of it being assured Bosh eventually will join him in the Hall. “You don’t know the credentials they’re looking for. A lot of times, you never know. It’s still too early.”
Heat assistant Bob McAdoo, whose daughter, Rasheeda played in the U.S. Junior Open, said he believes OKC will be more formidable than #Lakers. Despite the buzz about the Lakers adding Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, McAdoo expects to see the Thunder again in The Finals. “We got to get there but I still feel OKC is the team to beat in the West,’’ the Hall of Famer said. “Everyone’s talking about how they got better but I still think (OKC) is the team to beat. They’re still young and got experience of a championship series.’’
Said Durant on Monday: “Well, that’s before my time a little bit, but I heard a lot of stories about Mac, and how great a player he was. People compare me to him. He had such a great career that it’s a little too early for that. Hopefully I can be as good a player he was.”
“You could say I was Kevin Durant before Kevin Durant,” McAdoo said before the 2012 Finals shifted to south Florida. “A lot of people now, the new fans, they don’t know the NBA from the ’70s and ’80s. They didn’t see me play. But a lot of the old-timers, I’ve had them tell me that.”
“Trust me, he has made me aware of that,” Howard said. “How, when Kevin Durant first entered the league, a coach — it was [Thunder assistant] Maurice Cheeks — came up to McAdoo and made sure that Kevin Durant was right there with him. Cheeks said, ‘You remind me of this man right here, Bob McAdoo.’
Both were drafted second overall, were named Rookie of the Year and won three scoring titles at a young age. “He reminds me exactly of me,” McAdoo said Monday, sitting courtside at Chesapeake Energy Arena on the eve of Game 1 of The Finals. “His game is basically the same, except he’s got much deeper range than me. I didn’t grow up with the 3-point line. But he’s a carbon copy.”