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Lakers granted permission to interview Heat assistant Chris Quinn

Nearly two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Lakers fired head coach Darvin Ham after two seasons–which ultimately resulted in two eliminations by the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers are still matriculating through the head coaching search, but they have gained permission to interview longtime Heat assistant Chris Quinn, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed Wednesday. This […]

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Nikola Jovic

Nikola Jovic opens up on season, Pat Riley’s praise: ‘I feel like it was a successful season for me’

Miami Heat president Pat Riley had high praise for 20-year-old forward Nikola Jovic during his end-of-season press conference on Monday. “It all happened like that for Niko,” Riley said with snapping motion. “The Learning curve was off the charts. Still, we saw something this year when we put him in the game. I think you

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Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra: Notion that Heat did not take regular season seriously is ‘off base’

The Miami Heat, less than 48 hours removed from getting eliminated in five games to the Boston Celtics, conducted exit interviews Friday afternoon. For the second consecutive season, the Heat, who finished 46-36 in the regular season, ended up in the play-in game and ultimately landed as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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Erik Spoelstra

Miami Heat: Erik Spoelstra wins East’s Coach of the Month award for February

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has won the Eastern Conference’s Coach of the Month award for February, the league announced Monday. It marks Spoelstra’s 10th career Coach of the Month award and his first since December of the 2021-22 season. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra

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R.J. Hampton Heat

R.J. Hampton praises Heat’s developmental system: ‘It starts at the top.’

One of the many tweaks of the newly-signed CBA was that each of the 30 NBA organizations were now allowed to carry three two-way players instead of two, the original designation introduced in the 2017 CBA. That benefitted guard R.J. Hampton, who signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat in late September. Similar to

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Cavaliers Court

Report: Heat contacted NBA regarding Cavaliers court amid Dru Smith’s injury

The Miami Heat lost guard Dru Smith for the season last week after awkwardly landing in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Wednesday. Though the catch is that the Cavaliers’ court has a near-foot-long drop-off between the playing floor and the sidelines, where Smith landed, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Smith

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Jaime Jaquez Jr. Heat

Heat’s trust in Jaime Jaquez Jr. should speak volumes

There was a growing consensus ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft that it was a promising draft class, beginning with Victor Wembanyama to G-League Ignite’s Scoot Henderson, Brandon Miller and even extending to hyper-athletic twin wings Amen and Ausar Thompson, among plenty others. The Miami Heat, as we all know, sputtered last regular season as

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Erik Spoelstra complimentary of Dru Smith’s impact to begin 2023-24 season

While the Miami Heat shored depth around the rest of their roster this offseason, they lack positional depth at one position: Point guard. Most of their offseason was ingrained in the Damian Lillard saga, though they left those crusades empty-handed. Miami also failed to retain guard Gabe Vincent, who signed a three-year, $33 million deal

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