Erik Spoelstra is trying but I think we are all coming to the same realization. The guy is just not cut out to coach the Miami Heat. After getting destroyed in the coaching department by the Boston Celtics in Game 5, Spoelstra should be fired whenever the Miami season ends. He can not bring this team to the Finals.
It almost seems like Erik Spoelstra is trying to get too cute with the job. He is focusing more on the emotional side of things than the actual basketball part. That stuff is all fine and dandy, but there is no excuse for the Heat to be making dumb mistakes. Spoelstra should be screaming at people to get back on defense and make some smart decisions.
Not playing Chris Bosh more in Game 5 was his undoing. If you are gonna play him, he needs to go all out. There is no in between. You either play him 30 minutes or you don’t play him. Erik Spoelstra got caught in between and it cost him.
I actually think that Erik Spoelstra could make a fine coach, but he is in too deep right now. Only an experienced veteran coach can make this mess work. That is what it is. An absolute mess. Sure they get results, but without a Finals win, it is not worth anything. You can not form a super team, have a giant welcome party, and then not deliver.
Erik Spoelestra will be the first domino to fall if the Heat lose to the Celtics. Either way, I think Spoelstra is gone barring a Miami title win. However, that is not likely. I think either team from the East gets rolled by the West winner.
He may be the sacrificial lamb for the Heat, but he just wasn’t able to push the team to new heights.