Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra's Job Still Isn't Safe

Matt ShetlerCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 25:  Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks to the crowd during a rally for the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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LeBron James and the Miami Heat finally got their ring together, but depending who you talk to, the Heat are champions today in spite of head coach Erik Spoelstra and not because of him.

Despite Spoelstra heading into the 2012-13 season as one of only 30 coaches in NBA history to win a championship, his job still isn't safe in Miami.

Spoelstra has been in a no-win situation and will continue to be as long as he's roaming the Heat.

With a roster featuring LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, a championship, and no less, was clearly the expectation.

However when the Heat fail to win a ring, guess who gets all the blame?

Spoelstra and LeBron are very easy targets for criticism and finger pointing. But one thing is for sure, the Heat aren't getting rid of LBJ any time soon, especially after what we just saw from him in the postseason.

What no one knows for sure is what type of coach Spoelstra really is and how many wins he amounts to each year.

With the first sign of trouble in Miami in 2013, and there will be talk about Spoelstra's job being in jeopardy.

There's also the fact of making Wade and James happy.

Are the two superstars happy with their head coach or would they be happier with a bigger name?

Everyone saw the Wade-Spoelstra blowup in Round 2 of the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers. While LeBron has always said the right things regarding his coach, you get the feeling sometimes that James feels he would be better off with a coach with a better pedigree.

Spoelstra is in a tough spot in general, having to juggle coaching and playing babysitter to three superstars.

No matter what type of coach he is, he's going to be the scapegoat for all of Miami's failures.

As long as he has the Big Three in Miami, Spoelstra will always be in a no-win situation and his job will never be safe.