Erik Spoelstra Hot Seat: 10 Candidates Who Could Replace The Miami Heat Coach

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Erik Spoelstra Hot Seat: 10 Candidates Who Could Replace The Miami Heat Coach
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Spoelstra has been in this pose a lot recently.

The Miami Heat will be getting rid of Erik Spoelstra. It is no longer a matter of if, but when. This weekend demonstrated that emphatically. The LeBron bump. The ugly loss. The leaked rumors of unhappiness in the locker room. And the only thing worse than an owner's vote of confidence—the dreaded player's-only meeting. He's a dead man walking! 

So now that we know it is only matter of time, the obvious question is: Who will replace Spoelstra? It is going to be hard to find someone who fits the bill considering the Heat players want someone they can respect, and most of those people already have jobs that they don't want to leave. 

Here are 10 men who could do the job. Whether any of them want to is another question. 

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