Spoelstra takes blame for Heat loss t...

Spoelstra takes blame for Heat loss to Mavs

There are 26 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Apr 1, 2009, titled Spoelstra takes blame for Heat loss to Mavs. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Who's fault? The coach's fault. Says who? Says the coach. Shortly after the Miami Heat fell 98-96 Wednesday night to the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took the blame for his inaction during the game's deciding play.

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Not Sure

Cottage Grove, MN

#1 Apr 1, 2009
Get ready for a first round sweep by either Orlando or Boston
Moldy

Gainesville, FL

#2 Apr 2, 2009
Not Sure wrote:
Get ready for a first round sweep by either Orlando or Boston
Even if we WERE to get a better seed which may or may not have given us a chance to win a playoff series against a team we match up against better I SERIOUSLY DOUBT WE WOULD ULTIMATELY BE GOING ANYWHERE anyway nohow.

Spoelstra obviously has some learning to do about coaching an NBA team.

If it came right down to it and """eye" "" had my druthers I'd be tanking em all if it gave us a chance at a long shot lottery chance for that holy ping pong ball that we DIDN'T get last year
TRADER JACK

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Apr 2, 2009
A 1 man show always runs out of gas. Especially when the 1 man does. How come in 3 years Mr. Smartpants has been unable to put anyone around DW?? He mortgaged the farm for a championship and has been unable to recover.
Heatastic

New York, NY

#4 Apr 2, 2009
The Heat are a fun team to watch this year especially with DWade. Here lately though - just change channels with two minutes to go. Is it inexperience, lack of intensity, or ignorance? Try all of the above. The Heat had 3 kids on the floor aged 20-22 years old (Chalmers, Beasley, amd Cook) most of the 4th quarter down the stretch. Only two players (Wade & Chalmers) would be considered ball handlers who have the ability to dribble more than three times without picking up their dribble. So much for the big trade with JO & JMoon generating anything in the 4th quarter. Finally, so much for the "big moment" Spo is dreaming of. His boner brain warp in the final seconds pretty much smokes that big idea. Once again - it's a shame because the Heat played well enough to win this game.
adv

Hobe Sound, FL

#5 Apr 2, 2009
Here we go again....
Same sh... talk what we were doing wrong and what we should be doing...
Can we ban these speaches from being posted. Hate to read the same things 36 times...
WJW

United States

#6 Apr 2, 2009
Rookie coach, rookie play and stupid loss. The team needs veteran leadership like Mark Blount when the game is on the line. Ol Blountie would have swished it from three point land and would've been carried off the floor as a hero.
Mia Wallace

United States

#7 Apr 2, 2009
You are so right Mr./Ms. WJW. The team is spending 7 million a year to Blount to be inactive and collecting splinters on the bench in his rear end. The Heat braintrust is so shortsighted. He carried the team last year to a respectable record. He is my favorite player behind Dwade.
Marsellus Wallace

United States

#8 Apr 2, 2009
Honey, stop with these ridiculous posts and go make me some breakfast. Won't you ever learn that the Heat suck except for Mark Blount and Wade, of course.
Robert

Miami, FL

#10 Apr 2, 2009
So, lets fire Spoelstra!

Some of you are insane. The ability of this team to do this good has ruined your expectations.

The team is very young from the coach down. They are going to make some stupid mistakes. Yeah, is this was full of veterans who were making these mistakes like last year or the year before.

But now? Come on gives these guys a chance to play the game and learn from these situations.
fairanbalance

West Greenwich, RI

#12 Apr 2, 2009
At least he took the blame..This is basic..10 second to play you get a rebound down 1...time out..I was shocked for the no call..Someone on the bench should have sceamed...Time out....May be he was sleeping..I saw him putting his face in his hand right in a middle of a play.
OLD PRO

Delray Beach, FL

#14 Apr 2, 2009
I thought we had a caption to call time out in these cases!
OLD PRO

Delray Beach, FL

#15 Apr 2, 2009
captain ?
chuck

Spartanburg, SC

#17 Apr 2, 2009
When your center on the court is a foot shorter than the his opposite and you have 3 centers sitting on the bench , that is stupid. D Wade the Pistons is your best bet for a future championship they have a supporting cast who can score when you need help.
waDe

Hialeah, FL

#18 Apr 2, 2009
Tiffany wrote:
they do:dwayne wade
Why aren't you in school? Get sent home for pickin' your nose in class again?
mydrick taylor

Miami, FL

#19 Apr 2, 2009
coach eric did make a bad decision last night but also the rookie mario chalmers made a rookie mistake also so he gets the blame too he should have known better and even if he wasnt planning on calling a timeout he should have passed the ball to d-wade instead of charging into josh howard so i would say both these guys get the blame for last nights game for making rookie mistakes.
every sdfu

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#21 Apr 2, 2009
hope they gain back the 5th seed...
Hugh G Rection

Warsaw, IN

#22 Apr 2, 2009
is sho weren't quinnies' fault!

quinnie didn't get his share of threes, I be tellin ya dat!
charles

AOL

#24 Apr 2, 2009
Spo takes blame for this loss? Who does he blame for the other losses the Heat suffered this season? Spo needs to go. If he's still around next season, Wade and Beasley will not be happy campers.
Slim

United States

#25 Apr 2, 2009
the heat are boring to watch.

I can't watch a D Wade commercial anymore. Enough is enough. I've seen the same one 100 times!
Slim

United States

#26 Apr 2, 2009
Think the Heat are missing Shaq right about now?

Shaq for Marion/Banks, then Marion/Banks for Jermaine Oneal. Great job Pat Riley.

Shaq's contract was the cheapest in each of those deals.

Shaq's team is winning more, unfortunately, they are not in the weak east where they would have the 5th seed.

At least the Heat would still have an above average center.

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