The Heat have done what no NBA team does. They’ve changed styles midseason, and taken down a few stereotypical sayings in the process. Like: You don’t coach NBA players, you manage them. Or this: Coaches don’t have power, players do.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took a studied look at his team in late January and decided change was necessary before a road trip starting in Chicago. There was a simple reason to this: Desperation.
“Our offense was stalling,” he said. “And guys just weren’t being maximized at the pace we were playing. We had to do something.”
So they started running more.