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Miami Heat adds Keith Smart, Chris Quinn as assistant coaches

The Miami Herald The Heat’s offseason makeover extended to its coaching staff Wednesday with coach Erik Spoelstra adding Keith Smart and former Heat player Chris Quinn as assistant coaches.
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Heat round out coaching staff with Chris Quinn, Keith Smart

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Ira Winderman ) — Two additions join Juwan Howard, David Fizdale and Dan Craig on Erik Spoelstra's staff, after the recent reassignments of former assistants Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo.
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ESPN squeezes in Heat exhibition vs. LeBron

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —   Even a college football Saturday can't get in the way of LeBron James' first game against the Miami Heat. Even if it's a game that doesn't count.
  • 3 days ago
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Heat sign undrafted UNLV shot-blocking forward Birch

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — Canadian could set up as secondary rim protection in defensive rotation behind Chris "Birdman" Andersen, with training camp to open in two weeks.
  • 4 days ago
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Called out for calling out Deng

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Ira Winderman ) — Sunday notes: A veteran NBA scout says the Hawks' way in assessing Luol Deng hardly is the typical NBA way. Also: Perspective penned on Ferry; LeBron a Carmelo copycat?; and Bryant being like Wade.
  • 5 days ago
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Hawks' Ferry steps aside, as scouting report on Deng surfaces

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — Latest twists in failed courtship of Heat forward include leave of absence for Atlanta general manager and release of scouting report that included racially insensitive comment.
  • 6 days ago
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More comments besmirching new Miami Heat forward Luol Deng

The Miami Herald Days after it was revealed that Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry made racially charged comments about new Heat forward Luol Deng before Deng became a free agent this summer, additional...
  • 6 days ago
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LeBron James films McDonald's commercial with Patrick Kane

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Luis Gomez ) — Ex-Miami Heat star LeBron James and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks seemed destined to work together in some capacity. Besides the fact that they’re two of the biggest and most...
  • 7 days ago
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Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

The Miami Herald The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.
  • 8 days ago
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Deng issues harsh rebuke to Hawks' 'African' comments

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng released the following statement Tuesday:
  • 9 days ago
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Owner wanted Hawks GM fired for racial slur about Heat's Deng

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — Latest fallout from racially insensitive Atlanta scouting report about eventual Heat free-agent acquisition sheds additional insight into slur used during evaluation.
  • 9 days ago
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Comment about Heat's Deng triggered Hawks' racism scandal

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —   The courtship of Miami Heat free-agent acquisition Luol Deng by the Atlanta Hawks apparently triggered the events that have left the Hawks under the microscope for bigoted and racially...
  • 10 days ago
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Spoelstra's has hammer in Heat retool

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Ira Winderman ) — Sunday notes: It's about more than a shuffled staff. It's about deciding how he will "reinvent." Also: Silver's South Florida slight; a Dr. Jack tribute; and no American Airlines arena cubed.
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Shaq wants to attack crime in Doral

The Miami Herald Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal applied to be a reserve police officer for the city of Doral on Wednesday.
  • 14 days ago
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Rothstein to work on Heat broadcasts, McAdoo to scout

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — The two long-time assistants no longer will be involved with Erik Spoelstra's coaching staff, with only McAdoo to have a role in the team's basketball operations department. Rothstein will be part...
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Heat's Luol Deng buys Miami waterfront home for $4.6 million

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Paul Owers ) — Luol Deng, who will try hard to help Miami Heat fans forget what’s-his-name, paid $4.6 million for a waterfront home north of downtown Miami.
  • 16 days ago
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Undrafted Duke guard Andre Dawkins added to Heat camp roster

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — Undrafted guard Andre Dawkins will join fellow Duke alums Josh McRoberts and Luol Deng on the Heat's training-camp roster.
  • 16 days ago
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Miami Heat reassigns longtime assistants McAdoo, Rothstein

The Miami Herald Two longtime assistant coaches for the Heat will no longer be regular contributors to the day-to-day operations of the team.
  • 17 days ago
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Blog Articles

ASK IRA: Could Beasley prove to be one that got away?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Watch, Michael Beasley will become a superstar under Gregg Popovich. -- D.T.
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Heat round out coaching staff with Chris Quinn, Keith Smart

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) —   Erik Spoelstra has rounded out his Miami Heat coaching staff Wednesday by bringing back a familiar face, as well as a former NBA coach.
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ASK IRA: Is lack of proven depth a legitimate Heat concern?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Injuries and other unforeseen factors can have an impact on the roster during the entire season. Chris Andersen and Udonis Haslem may not be able to put in the minutes they did before, as they...
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ASK IRA: How much competition will there be in Heat camp?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: The good thing about training camp this year, unlike other years, is the competition for spots nine through 15. Let's hope we find an Ike Austin, Anthony Mason or John Starks in this group. And...
  • 2 days ago
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ESPN squeezes in Heat exhibition vs. LeBron

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —   Even a college football Saturday can't get in the way of LeBron James' first game against the Miami Heat. Even if it's a game that doesn't count.
  • 3 days ago
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ASK IRA: Are concerns about Mario Chalmers overstated?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Please Ira, please explain to me why Mario Chalmers continues to start for this team? What am I not seeing? He would be a backup on most teams and we need someone that can create, penetrate and...
  • 3 days ago
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Heat sign undrafted UNLV shot-blocking forward Birch

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —   The Miami Heat on Sunday announced the signing of undrafted Nevada-Las Vegas power forward Khem Birch.
  • 4 days ago
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ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough offensive creativity?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Is there anyone on the roster now other than Dwyane Wade who can break down a defense and penetrate to the basket? Last season too often it was LeBron James-or-bust with Wade out of the lineup....
  • 4 days ago
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Called out for calling out Deng

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Sunday notes: A veteran NBA scout says the Hawks' way in assessing Luol Deng hardly is the typical NBA way. Also: Perspective penned on Ferry; LeBron a Carmelo copycat?; and Bryant being like Wade.
  • 5 days ago
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ASK IRA: Where will Heat leadership come from?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: How will the Luol Deng situation affect the locker room? Will it make Heat rally together to form a more cohesive unit? He has proved to be a true positive influence able to handle adversity!...
  • 5 days ago
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Hawks' Ferry steps aside, as scouting report on Deng surfaces

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —   In the wake of Miami Heat forward Luol Deng being dragged into an ugly mix of misguided scouting and internal conflict within the Atlanta Hawks organization, Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry on...
  • 6 days ago
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ASK IRA: Do Hawks, Ferry, NBA owe Deng more of an apology?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, I listened to the Danny Ferry tape and don't know how he said what he said and wanted to pay Luol Deng the same, or more, than the Heat spent. No wonder the best he could do was re-sign...
  • 6 days ago
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ASK IRA: Will Heat learning curve become an issue?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Regardless of future moves, now is the time for the players to get to know each other's quirks and what the coaching staff expects of them. With only seven weeks before the season starts, there...
  • 7 days ago
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ASK IRA: How will Heat handle situation at point guard?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, I was wondering why you list Norris Cole as your trading chip instead of Mario Chalmers? Is it because Norris has more worth on the trade market, or do you think Chalmers is a better fit...
  • 8 days ago
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Deng issues harsh rebuke to Hawks' 'African' comments

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng released the following statement Tuesday:
  • 9 days ago
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Owner wanted Hawks GM fired for racial slur about Heat's Deng

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —   Calling his general manager's racially insensitive comments about Miami Heat forward Luol Deng worse than the bigoted remarks that led to Donald Sterling's ouster from the NBA, an Atlanta Hawks...
  • 9 days ago
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ASK IRA: Can subtle moves still upgrade Heat?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: So is there no room for Wayne Ellington at this point? Looking at the fact that he's young, plays D, is a great 3-point shooter and is a guard that can play behind Dwyane Wade seems like more...
  • 9 days ago
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Comment about Heat's Deng triggered Hawks' racism scandal

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —   The courtship of Miami Heat free-agent acquisition Luol Deng by the Atlanta Hawks apparently triggered the events that have left the Hawks under the microscope for bigoted and racially...
  • 10 days ago
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