Miami Heat: Erik Spoesltra Grateful For Year, Experiences, And Group

Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat laughs with head coach Erik Spoelstra(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat laughs with head coach Erik Spoelstra(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat didn’t do what they had hoped to do this year. With the goal being a title, something they had a great chance to contend for, they came up just a hair short.

With a day or two to reflect on what happened to them over the course of the year, a few of the Miami Heat’s components took to the podium on Tuesday to think through it all out loud. One of the most insightful, of course, was the Miami Heat’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra.

Here is an interesting blurb from his time at the mic.

As insinuated by the caption on the above tweet, “running it back” or bringing back the core of this season’s team is at the top of his mind. He also let the people know that “it is a Pat thing”, referring to Pat Riley, but he also nailed the point home by saying how close they were to actually achieving their goals.

The Miami Heat have work to do and you assume they will do just that.

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The Miami Heat weren’t able to accomplish their ultimate goal this season, but they had a good year. In summary, Coach Spo was grateful for it all.

There will be changes, but more tweaks, one would think, as opposed to a massive overhaul.

The idea of doing it all over again with this core group of guys isn’t a crazy one either. Just look at how far they got, while at the same time, looking at how much they can still improve internally.

Just to name a few things, Kyle Lowry can come back in better shape than he was this season. Though Victor Oladipo was an absolute contributor to the Miami Heat’s run, he still wasn’t completely comfortable or in rhythm on the offensive side of the ball.

He’s not as bad a shooter as he appeared to be, at times, while he still isn’t completely comfortable with his drive game or aerial ability again yet. Dewayne Dedmon is a solid backup.

Yes, he is prone to drawing the unnecessary foul or two but that’s why you love him, his physicality and passion that he plays with. Of course, there is the Bam Adebayo of it all.

You just want him to play to the peak of his abilities every night. They are not alone.

You could go further down that list, naming a thing or two for each and every guy on the roster. The fact of the matter though is this.

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Even with all of those warts and things they can be better at moving forward, they made it to where they did. If nothing else, that should at least make you consider giving them the chance to see if they can do it all over again.