Biggest Mistakes Erik Spoelstra Has Made This Season

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Biggest Mistakes Erik Spoelstra Has Made This Season
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Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a NBA coach.

Not even an ABA coach. I'm just as much a coach as you, the reader, are.

However, I will speak like a coach by discussing the five biggest mistakes Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has made this season.

First things first, Spoelstra isn't getting fired anytime soon. Even if the Heat fail to win the championship this year, it would still be hard to believe that he gets fired. Pat Riley and the rest of the Heat organization have put a lot of time, patience and trust into this team and they're not ready to admit defeat by taking away a large part of the current team.

It's not as if Spoelstra is a bad coach, either. He's only thinking about the best for this team, creates excellent plays out of timeouts and is actually one of the better defensive minds in the league. It may not look like it with the way the defense has played in instances this season, but Spoelstra is one of the better defensive coaches in the league.

He's only in his fourth year coaching, as well. You have to give him some credit for being able to survive his first year of coaching this team and earning the trust of his players.

However, there are several issues with Spoelstra that need to be brought up so let's get into the five mistakes the fourth-year coach has made this year.

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