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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.

Read the full article by Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel