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.For current information on this topic, see 2009–10 Miami Heat season.^ Miami Heat Roster - 2009-10 .
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Miami Heat
Miami Heat logo
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Southeast Division
Founded 1988
History Miami Heat
(1988–present)
Arena American Airlines Arena
City Miami, Florida
Team colors Black, Deep Red, White, and Dark Yellow
                   
Owner(s) Micky Arison
General manager Pat Riley
Head coach Erik Spoelstra
D-League affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce
Championships 1 (2006)
Conference titles 1 (2006)
Division titles 7 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Official website
.The Miami Heat is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States.^ The Miami Heat are a professional basketball team based in Miami , Florida..
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^ Miami Heat tickets, and team schedule.
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^ Its time for some Miami Heat basketball!
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.The team is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA).^ Joel Brigham is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and has covered the NBA for HOOPSWORLD for three years, powering HOOPSWORLD.COM. .
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^ After Miami was granted a National Basketball Association team in 1987 , team officials immediately started the task of naming the club.
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^ The Miami Heat currently play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.
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.They play their home games at American Airlines Arena.^ The Heat has played their home games in two arenas.

^ They play their home games at American Airlines Arena.
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^ The Heat play their home games at American Airlines Arena .
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.The team is owned by Micky Arison, coached by Erik Spoelstra and are managed by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.^ The current head coach of the team is Erik Spoelstra.
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^ Team owner is Micky Arison; coached by Erik Spoelstra and are managed by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.

^ They are coached  by Pat Riley.
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.The Heat were formed in 1988 as an expansion franchise along with the Charlotte Hornets.^ Heat was established as an expansion franchise together with the Charlotte Hornets.

^ More importantly though, the Heat franchise worst record is 15-67, a record that sensibly was established in the franchise's first year as a member of the NBA in 1988.
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^ Finally, it was decided that the NBA would expand by 4 teams, with the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat debuting for the 1988-89 season and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic beginning for the 1989-90 season.
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.Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 13 out of the 21 seasons, captured seven division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4–2. Miami has been the most successful of the four expansion teams brought into the league in 1988 and 1989 in terms of winning percentage.^ Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat .
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^ The Miami Heat came into the league for the 1988-1989 season as and NBA expansion team.
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^ Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 13 out of the 21 seasons, captured seven division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4–2.
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History

Birth of the Heat

In Florida, a state devoid of NBA franchises, groups from Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Miami all vied to land franchises.
.The Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority eventually endorsed a group led by NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham and former sports agent (and lifelong friend of Cunningham's) Lewis Schaffel, who received their financial backing from Carnival Cruise Lines founder Ted Arison, who would be majority owner.^ The Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority eventually endorsed a group led by NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham and former sports agent (and lifelong friend of Cunningham's) Lewis Schaffel, who received financial backing from Carnival Cruise Lines tycoon Ted Arison, who would be the majority shareholder of a potential franchise but defer the day-to-day operations to minority shareholders Cunningham and Schaffel.
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^ He is also credited with being the founder of what cruise line?
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^ Ted Arison Majority Shares Owner, Miami Heat Owner, Carnival Cruise Lines Pat Riley President 1991-1995: New York Knicks Head Coach 1981-1990: Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach 1991-2003, 2005-2008: Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra Head Coach 2008-Present: Miami Heat Head Coach Featured Video - NBA Champions 2006 - 15 Strong .
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.Day-to-day operations would be handled by minority shareholders Cunningham and Schaffel.^ The Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority eventually endorsed a group led by NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham and former sports agent (and lifelong friend of Cunningham's) Lewis Schaffel, who received financial backing from Carnival Cruise Lines tycoon Ted Arison, who would be the majority shareholder of a potential franchise but defer the day-to-day operations to minority shareholders Cunningham and Schaffel.
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^ On February 13, 1995 Cunningham and Lew Schaffel were bought out by the Arison family of Carnival Cruise Lines fame, who to that point in time had been silent partners in the day-to-day operations of the franchise until the buyout.
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.In April 1987, the NBA expansion committee endorsed the bids of the cities of Charlotte and Minneapolis.^ In April of 1987, the NBA expansion committeee endorsed the bids of the cities of Charlotte and Minneapolis.
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^ The Miami Heat entered the NBA during the 1988-89 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets as expansion franchises.
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.However, the committee was split between awarding the third and final franchise to Miami or Orlando, causing representatives from both cities to toss barbs at the other.^ However, the committee was split between awarding the third and final franchise to Miami or Orlando, causing representatives from both cities to toss barbs at the other.
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^ Dwyane Wade averaged 34 points a game during the NBA finals, leading the Miami Heat to their first NBA title in franchise...
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^ "As soon as we get the remaining details worked out, we will have a press conference with representatives from one or both of the teams and announce ticket prices and other information."

.Finally, it was decided that the NBA would expand by 4 teams, with the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat debuting for the 1988–89 season and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic beginning for the 1989–90 season.^ The Heat entered the league with the Charlotte Hornets in 1988 as part of a four-team NBA expansion.
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^ The Miami Heat came into the NBA for the 1988-89 season with an unproductive first year.
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^ Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats .
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.The Heat came into the NBA for the 1988–89 season with an unproductive first year, with a roster full of young players and journeymen.^ The Miami Heat came into the NBA for the 1988-89 season with an unproductive first year.
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^ The Miami Heat came into the league for the 1988-1989 season as and NBA expansion team.
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^ Year Founded: NBA 1988-Present .
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.Among the players on the inaugural roster were first round picks Rony Seikaly and Kevin Edwards, fellow rookies Grant Long and Sylvester Gray as well as NBA vets Rory Sparrow, Jon Sundvold, Pat Cummings, Scott Hastings, Dwayne "Pearl" Washington and Billy Thompson.^ We have 2 first round picks for that draft...
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^ Among the players on the inaugural roster were first round picks Rony Seikaly and Kevin Edwards, fellow rookies Grant Long and Sylvester Gray as well as NBA vets Rory Sparrow, Jon Sundvold, Pat Cummings, Dwayne Washington and Billy Thompson.
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^ Just look at O’Neal’s record since he’s been in the NBA. In 1992 he was the first overall draft pick and was crowned Rookie of the Year in that same season.
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.The team started out the season by losing its first 17 games, at the time an NBA record.^ But that time is starting to run out.
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^ Get Jannero Pargo out of the game would be a good first start.
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^ "The start of the game is no excuse, the time."

.It did not help that the Heat were placed in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference, in defiance of all geographic reality.^ It didn't help that the Heat were placed in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.
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^ Heat is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. They play their home games at American Airlines Arena.

.This forced them on the longest road trips in the NBA; their nearest divisional opponent was the Houston Rockets, over 900 miles from Miami.^ The Miami Heat go 3-2 on their road trip.
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^ Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets .
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^ Heat resumes road trip in Houston .
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.The team ultimately finished with a league-worst 15–67 win-loss record (second worst season in franchise history).^ They are the only team in the league to do so this season.
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^ The team ultimately finished with a league-worst 1567 win-loss record under former Detroit Pistons assistant coach Ron Rothstein.
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^ The Heat had its second best record in franchise history: 5923.
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Original Heat logo used from 1988–1999
.To help address Miami's league-low point production, the Heat picked Glen Rice from the University of Michigan in the first round of the 1989 NBA Draft, and Sherman Douglas of Syracuse University in the 2nd round.^ Bimbo Coles: Coles first joined the Heat as a draft pick in 1990.
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^ In the 1989 NBA Draft, the Heat selected Glen Rice with the fourth pick.

.The team also moved to the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference for the 1989–90 season, where they would remain for the next 15 years.^ The team also moved to the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference for the 198990 season, where they would remain for the next 15 years.
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^ The 2005-06 season was the year for the Miami Heat when they took the Conference Title and then won their first Championship over the Dallas Mavericks with the series score at 4-2 for the Heat .
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^ The Heat picked Glen Rice from the University of Michigan in the 1989 NBA Draft and moved from the Midwest to the Atlantic Division for the 1989-90 season.
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.However, the Heat continued to struggle and never won more than two consecutive games, en route to an 18–64 record.^ However, the Miami Heat continued having problems in the NBA and never won more than two consecutive games, en route to a 18-64 record.
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^ However, the Heat continued to struggle and never won more than two consecutive games, en route to a 1864 record.
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^ The Heat is on a two game winning streak and sits at 20-18.
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.The 1989–90 season saw Miami awarded with the 3rd pick overall, only to parlay via two trades (first with the Denver Nuggets and later with the Houston Rockets) into getting the 9th and 12th picks, with which they selected Willie Burton of the University of Minnesota and Alec Kessler of the University of Georgia.^ Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets .
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^ The 1989–90 season saw the Miami Heat awarded with the 3rd pick overall, only to parlay via two trades.
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^ They lost the first two in Indiana but won the next two in Miami.

.Both picks flopped, as the Heat tried to turn Burton, a college small forward, into a shooting guard without much success and Kessler was bogged by injury problems and was not physical enough to be a quality NBA power forward.^ Bobby would play in the small forward and shooting guard positions.
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^ Kessler was bogged by injury problems and was not physical enough to be a quality NBA power forward.
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^ Both picks flopped.
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.While Rice, Seikaly and Douglas all showed improvement from the previous year, Miami still only went 24–58 and remained in the Atlantic Division basement.^ While Rice, Seikaly and Douglas all showed improvement from the previous year, Miami still only went 2458 and remained in the Atlantic Division basement.
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^ I would like to introduce you to Yvonne…she is only 81 years old, and dances once or twice a month at the Miami Heat games.
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^ Even though there was off-season talk of O’Neal coming out this year rejuvenated and back to all-star form, he still has been bothered by intermittent knee troubles and has yet to show he is any real scoring threat.
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.Rothstein would resign as head coach at the end of the season, but later would return to the Heat prior to the 2004-05 season as an assistant coach, a role he still fulfills today.^ Heat mascot ending season early .

^ After a change from Rothstein to Kevin Loughery, the long-time coach in both the NBA and American Basketball Association, the Heat advanced to the NBA playoffs for the first time after the 1991-92 season.
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^ The championship marks the seventh win for Coach Pat Riley (fifth as a head coach), and fourth title to Shaquille O'Neal, who fulfilled his promise to the citizens of Miami when he vowed in July 2004, to "Bring the title home."
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1991-1995: The Loughery years

.In the wake of Rothstein's resignation prior to the 1991–92 season, the Heat hired Kevin Loughery, who had 29 years of experience in the NBA both as a coach and a player, to be their new head coach.^ After a change from Rothstein to Kevin Loughery, the long-time coach in both the NBA and American Basketball Association, the Heat advanced to the NBA playoffs for the first time after the 1991-92 season.
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^ Rothstein resigned before the 199192 season and the Heat picked Kevin Loughery, who had 29 years of experience in the NBA both as a coach and a player, to be their new head coach.
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^ Who is the NBA's midseason Rookie of the Year?
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.For the 1991 NBA Draft, the team selected Steve Smith from Michigan State, an agile guard, to usher in a new era of a mature Heat team.^ Select a NBA basketball team...
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^ For the 1991 NBA Draft, the team selected Steve Smith from Michigan State, who provided an agile guard to a more matured Heat team.
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^ Especially against the many high scoring shooting guard and small forward superstars that seem to populate virtually every NBA team these days.
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.With the help of rookie Smith, Rony Seikaly, and a more experienced Glen Rice, the Heat finished in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a 38–44 record and made the playoffs for the first time.^ Heat finished at last place with an awful record of 25-57.
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^ Steve Smith made the NBA All-Rookie team and Glen Rice finished 10th in the NBA in scoring.
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^ With the help of rookie Smith, Rony Seikaly, and a more experienced Glen Rice, the Heat finished in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a 3844 record and made the playoffs for the first time.
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.Playing the league-best Chicago Bulls, the Heat were swept in three games.^ Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat .
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^ Playing the league-best Chicago Bulls, the Heat were swept in three games.
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^ The Bulls swept right through Miami in three games.
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.Steve Smith made the NBA All-Rookie team and Glen Rice finished 10th in the NBA in scoring.^ Steve Smith made the NBA All-Rookie team and Glen Rice finished 10th in the NBA in scoring.
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^ The three time NBA-All Star was all NBA 1 st team rookie.
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.The 1992-93 NBA season included the additions of draft choice Harold Miner of the University of Southern California as well as trading a 1st round pick (which would turn into the #10 overall pick the following season) for Detroit Pistons forward/center John Salley.^ The NBA would have made it into a commercial.
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^ The Heat traded theirs to Detroit (which was the 10th pick) for John Sally.
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^ They also goofed (IMO) in trading this year's pick to Detroit for John Salley.
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.While Salley's addition was first met with hope because of the role that he played on two championship Pistons squads, it became quickly apparent that Salley was a quality role player for a good team, but not a quality player for a mediocre team like Miami was at the time.^ A good role-player.
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^ While Salley's addition was first met with optimism because of the role that he played on two championship Detroit Pistons squads, it became apparent quickly that Salley was a quality role player for a good team, but not a quality player for a mediocre team like Miami was at the time.
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^ Obtain Miami Heat tickets today to see Dwyane Wade and his great supporting players battling against NBA teams from around the league this season.
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.Salley would eventually have his playing time diminish, ultimately resulting in his being taken by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 expansion draft.^ Salley would eventually have his playing time diminish, ultimately resulting in his being taken by the Toronto Raptors in the 1995 expansion draft.
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^ The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors are playing each other yet again this year, and Raptors Heat tickets are what fans want most.
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^ The pick was somewhat surprising at the time, since it was expected the Miami would draft a true point guard rather than the shooting guard Wade.
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.As for the season itself, it started off poorly, with Smith missing time with a knee injury and Burton being lost for most of the year with a wrist injury.^ As for the season itself, it started off poorly, with Smith missing time with a knee injury and Burton being lost for most of the year with a wrist injury.
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^ Of course, then the Celtics were just getting started, and Miami eventually left for a six-game Western Conference road trip off perhaps its most draining loss of the season.
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^ Even though there was off-season talk of O’Neal coming out this year rejuvenated and back to all-star form, he still has been bothered by intermittent knee troubles and has yet to show he is any real scoring threat.
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.Upon Smith's return, Miami posted a winning record in February and March, but it was not enough to dig themselves out of the 13–27 hole they began in.^ When Rice returned the Heat would get hot [posting winning months in February and March.

^ Upon Smith's return, Miami posted a winning record in February and March, but it wasn't enough to dig themselves out of the 1327 hole they began in.
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^ The 1996 season began a new era of basketball success for Miami, when they hired future Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.
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.They finished 36–46 and would not return to the playoffs.^ They finished 3646 and would not return to the playoffs.
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^ Shortly after the injury, Wade announced that he would opt for rehabilitation instead of surgery, with the hope of returning to the lineup for the playoffs.

^ However, in the playoffs the Heat would become ice cold, as they are blown out by the Charlotte Hornets in 3 straight games.

.A healthier squad fared better in 1993–94, posting the franchise's first-ever winning record at 42–40 and returning to the playoffs as the #8 seed versus the Atlanta Hawks.^ A healthier squad fared better in 199394, posting the franchise's first-ever winning record at 4240 and returning to the playoffs as the #8 seed versus the Atlanta Hawks.
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^ In 1993–94 the Miami heat posted the franchise's first-ever winning record at 42–40 and returning to the playoffs as the #8 seed.
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^ On the first meeting between the Heat vs Hawks however, the Hawks jumped off to an early lead and went away with a 105-90 win.
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.After Miami had a 2-1 series lead, Atlanta rallied from the deficit to win the best-of-5 series.^ After Miami had a 2-1 series lead Atlanta rallied from the deficit to win the best-of-5 series.
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^ Atlanta has been Miami's nemesis in recent years, winning 11 of the last 16 meetings including postseason, plus knocking out the Heat in Game 7 of last year's Eastern Conference opening-round series.
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^ Miami had a chance to clinch the series in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden, but blew an 18 point lead in the fourth part.
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After that season, Steve Smith would be selected as a member of the 2nd Dream Team, the collection of NBA All-Stars who were selected to compete in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Toronto as Team USA.
.Dream Team II, also made up of future Heat players Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Dan Majerle and Tim Hardaway, would go on to win the tournament.^ The return of Alonzo Mourning would give the Heat an air of optimism.

^ NBA alert: Esteban Batista can turn up the Heat on Alonzo Mourning and Shaquille O'Neal .
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^ Mourning-Wade team up for Haiti .
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.In 1994–95, the team overhauled their roster, trading away Seikaly, Smith, and Grant Long.^ In 199495, the team overhauled their roster, trading away Seikaly, Smith, and Grant Long.
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^ During the season the Heat would trade away Ronny Seikaly, Steve Smith, and Grant Long while acquiring Billy Owens and Kevin Willis, as the team decided to retool.

^ He helped the team a lot when Smith was away, but proved that he wasn't capable of running the team full time.
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.In return, the Heat obtained Kevin Willis and Billy Owens.^ Chris Gatling and Hardaway made their way to the Heat in exchange for Bimbo Coles (no joke, his name was Bimbo) and the legendary Kevin Willis.
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^ During the season the Heat would trade away Ronny Seikaly, Steve Smith, and Grant Long while acquiring Billy Owens and Kevin Willis, as the team decided to retool.

^ In return, the Heat obtained Kevin Willis and Billy Owens.
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.Also, at this time came a changing of ownership in Heat's front office.^ Also, at this time came a power shift in Heat's front office.
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^ The latest twist in the King James free agency story is that the execs over at the Miami Heat front office are scrambling to find a way to get him to Miami.
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^ Tim Hardaway came after the following year and positioned the Heat to a postseason franchise record six straight times and win four divisions titles.

.On February 13, 1995 Cunningham and Lew Schaffel were bought out by the Arison family of Carnival Cruise Lines fame, who to that point in time had been silent partners in the day-to-day operations of the franchise.^ On February 13, 1995 Cunningham and Lew Schaffel were bought out by the Arison family of Carnival Cruise Lines fame, who to that point in time had been silent partners in the day-to-day operations of the franchise until the buyout.
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^ Jamal Crawford scored 23 points off the bench for the Hawks, who have lost four straight for the first time since Jan.
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^ The Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority eventually endorsed a group led by NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham and former sports agent (and lifelong friend of Cunningham's) Lewis Schaffel, who received financial backing from Carnival Cruise Lines tycoon Ted Arison, who would be the majority shareholder of a potential franchise but defer the day-to-day operations to minority shareholders Cunningham and Schaffel.
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.Ted Arison's son, Micky Arison, was named Managing General Partner.^ Micky Arison, son of Carnival founder Ted Arison was named Managing General Partner.
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^ Team owner is Micky Arison; coached by Erik Spoelstra and are managed by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.

^ The team is owned by Micky Arison, coached by Erik Spoelstra and are managed by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.
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.He immediately fired Loughery and replaced him with Alvin Gentry on an interim basis to try and shake up the 17–29 Heat.^ He immediately fired Loughery and replaced him with Alvin Gentry on an interim basis to try and shake up the 1729 Heat.
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^ In 1991, the Heat made a coaching change, bringing in 29-year basketball veteran Kevin Loughery to become the head coach.
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^ Let Ron-Ron blanket Wade and try to force him into pull-up jumpers.
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.Gentry went 15–21 for the remaining 36 games of the season for a 32–50 record overall, 10 games off the previous year's mark.^ Gentry went 1521 for the remaining 36 games of the season for a 3250 record overall, 10 games off the previous year's mark.
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^ Durant went 14 for 18 from the field to finish at 77 percent, the highest mark of his three-year career.
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^ Daequan Cook also had his best season last year, averaging two three pointers per game and winning the three-point contest at the All-Star game.
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Pat Riley's overhaul to success

Alonzo Mourning Era

.From 1994 to 1997, the Miami Heat sought relocation plans in case the city of Miami resisted a standard facility for the team.^ The Miami Heat is the dream team that represents the City of Miami at the NBA championship.
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^ The Miami Heat is our hometown team.
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^ Team Needs/History: The Miami Heat have been regarded by many as the new expansion team that made all the right moves, had an excellent GM, and a great scouting staff.
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Alternative cities were discussed: Las Vegas, Memphis, Tennessee (now the home of the Memphis Grizzlies), St. Louis and San Diego. .Just when the Miami Heat was struggling to win and stay put, a new era arrived to take them to a new decade of possibilities.^ NEWS Miami Heat scores with fundraisers .

^ This is my take on the All Decade Miami Heat team.
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^ Takes on the Miami Heat jayhawks24 .
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.In the 1995 offseason, the Heat hired Pat Riley from the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and the 1990s New York Knicks to be the team's new president and head coach after he resigned immediately following the 1994-1995 season.^ Pat Riley sees that this team is what it is.
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^ Coach: Pat Riley 1995-2003, 2005-2008 .
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^ Pat Riley steps down as Miami Heat Coach .

.Riley dropped a bombshell the night before the season began, sending Glen Rice and Matt Geiger (among others) to the Hornets in exchange for All-Star center Alonzo Mourning.^ Forwards: Glen Rice had an all-star kind of year.
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^ Forwards: Glen Rice had all-star potential last year.
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^ Riley dropped a bombshell shortly before the season began, sending Glen Rice and Matt Geiger (among others) to the Hornets in exchange for All-Star center Alonzo Mourning.
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.In a flurry of midseason deals, Riley acquired several players including Tim Hardaway, Chris Gatling and Walt Williams.^ In a flurry of midseason deals, Riley acquired several players including Tim Hardaway, Chris Gatling and Walt Williams.
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^ Chris Gatling and Hardaway made their way to the Heat in exchange for Bimbo Coles (no joke, his name was Bimbo) and the legendary Kevin Willis.
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^ By the end of the season, Riley acquired many other players, including Tim Hardaway, leaving only one player left on the Heat from his predecessor.
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.The Heat finished with a winning record with Mourning among the league leaders in scoring and rebounding, but lost in the playoffs in a 3-game sweep against the 72–10 Bulls.^ Heat 1997 Playoffs Game 3 .
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^ Video: Bulls vs. Heat - 1997 Playoffs Game 3 .
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^ The Heat finished with a winning record with Mourning among the league leaders in scoring and rebounding, but lost in the playoffs in a 3-game sweep against the 7210 Bulls.
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.The following season, the Heat made a 19-game improvement in the standings, winning their first-ever Atlantic Division title with a 61–21 record.^ The Heat dominated the Dallas Mavericks 4 games to 2 to win their first NBA...
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^ The Heat failed to have a winning record in their first five seasons.
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^ In only his second season at the controls, Riley helped to lead Miami to a 61-21 record and their first Atlantic Division title.
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.Playing a key role were new additions Dan Majerle, P.J. Brown, Jamal Mashburn, and Voshon Lenard.^ The following season, the Heat finished with a franchise-best 6121 record with new additions, Dan Majerle, P.J. Brown, Jamal Mashburn and Voshon Lenard.
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^ These two players, along with a supporting cast of Jamal Mashburn, Voshon Lenard, and P.J. Brown, the Heat would go on to rise to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997.
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^ Odom spent the past five years with the Lakers, during which he played a key role off the bench in their 2009 championship run.

.They took out Riley's former team in seven games, rallying from a 3–1 series deficit, partly due to several Knicks players leaving the bench (leading to several suspensions) during a fight that occurred between P.J. Brown and Charlie Ward after Ward was body-slammed by the usually mild-mannered Brown, leading to a brawl.^ They took out Riley's former team in seven games, rallying from a 31 series deficit, partly due to several Knicks players leaving the bench (leading to several suspensions) during a fight that occurred between P.J. Brown and Charlie Ward after Ward was body-slammed by Brown, leading to a brawl.
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^ After Miami had a 2-1 series lead Atlanta rallied from the deficit to win the best-of-5 series.
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^ Though, in its prime this rivalry was very corporal and marked by players on both teams giving their best efforts in every game.
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.The Heat were however ousted from the playoffs in five games (after falling into a 3–0 series deficit) by the Bulls for the second consecutive year, this time in the Eastern Conference Finals.^ And then the Bulls started their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat.

^ The Heat were however ousted from the playoffs in five games (after falling into a 30 series deficit) by the Bulls for the second consecutive year, this time in the Eastern Conference Finals.
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^ That should be enough to get the Heat into the playoffs.
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.The Heat celebrated their 10-year anniversary in the 1997–98 season and captured their second straight Atlantic Division title.^ The Heat celebrated their 10-year anniversary in the 199798 season and captured their second straight Atlantic Division title.
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^ The Heat cruised to their second straight Atlantic Division title with a solid 55-27 record in 1997/98 season.
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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.However, in what would become a heated rivalry, the Heat lost in the first round against coach Riley's former team, the New York Knicks after Mourning would miss the deciding Game 5 via suspension after getting into a Game 4 altercation with Larry Johnson and with Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy hanging onto Mourning's leg in an attempt to intervene.^ New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat .
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^ However, the tables would be turned on the Heat as Alonzo Mourning was suspended for Game 5 after fighting with Larry Johnson, a former teammate with the Charlotte Hornets now playing for the Knicks.

^ In the playoffs the Heat would face the New York Knicks in another hard fought war in the first round.

.1998-99 was a lockout-shortened season, although Miami would have a conference-best 33-17 record to claim their first-ever #1 seed in the NBA Playoffs.^ The team started out the season by losing its first 17 games, an NBA record.
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^ The Miami Heat started out the season by losing its first 17 games, an NBA record.
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^ Miami would have a conference-best 33-17 record to claim their first-ever #1 seed in the NBA Playoffs.
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.In spite of their seeding, the Heat would lose to the Knicks again after Allan Houston hit a rim-bouncing game-winning jumper in Game 5 to decide the series.^ After losing Game 5 in Indiana the Heat had a chance to force Game 7 by winning at home again.

^ However, the Hawks would bounce back to win the next 2 games and take the series in 5 games.

^ The Heat again lost in a deciding Game 7 to the Knicks by a single point.
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.The Cinderella story Knicks would go on to play in the 1999 NBA Finals, losing to the San Antonio Spurs.^ San Antonio Spurs - SpursTweet.com .
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.As a result of their success on the court, the Heat moved into the American Airlines Arena in 1999, with seats for over 20,500 fans.^ Arenas : (2) Miami Arena 1988/89-1999/00 American Airlines Arena 1999/00-P .

^ As a result of their success on the court, the Heat moved into the American Airlines Arena in 1999, with seats for over 20,500 fans.
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.The Heat again lost in a deciding Game 7 to the Knicks by a single point.^ The Heat again lost in a deciding Game 7 to the Knicks by a single point.
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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^ Heat: Miami has lost six of its past eight games, including a 118-89 defeat at Utah on Monday night.
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.During the summer of 2000, the Heat felt it finally needed a change.^ During the summer of 2000, the Heat felt it finally needed a change.
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^ Dwyane Wade averaged 34 points a game during the NBA finals, leading the Miami Heat to their first NBA title in franchise...
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^ While Wade got needed late support from O'Neal against a relentless Suns zone defense, Wade carried the Heat to those final critical seconds, closing ...

.After losing out to the Orlando Magic to get Raptors swingman Tracy McGrady, Miami decided to trade P.J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn to the Charlotte Hornets (among others) in exchange for Eddie Jones, Anthony Mason and Ricky Davis.^ Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic .
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^ Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat .
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^ After losing out to the Orlando Magic to get Raptors swingman Tracy McGrady, Miami decided to trade P.J. Brown and Jamal Mashburn (among others) to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Eddie Jones, Anthony Mason and Ricky Davis.
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.Miami also picked up Brian Grant to go along with the core of Mourning, Hardaway, Majerle, Bowen and Carter.^ Miami also picked up Brian Grant to go along with the core of Mourning, Hardaway, Majerle, Bowen and Carter.
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^ One thing should matter to Miami’s Michael Beasley: his health 08.24.2009 It doesn’t matter if he lives up to the hype of being a lottery pick.
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^ The Miami warm acquired Shaquille O'Neal for Odom, Brian Grant and Caron Butler via trade with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2004.
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.The Heat was widely expected to be the favorites in the Eastern Conference until franchise-centerpiece Alonzo Mourning returned from the 2000 Olympics to announce he would miss the entire season due to a rare kidney disorder, known as focal glomerulosclerosis.^ The return of Alonzo Mourning would give the Heat an air of optimism.

^ The Heat was widely expected to be the favorites in the Eastern Conference until franchise-centerpiece Alonzo Mourning returned from the 2000 Olympics to announce he would miss the entire season due to a rare kidney disorder, known as focal glomerulosclerosis.
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^ The Heat were dealt a major blow before the season even started as Alonzo Mourning with the kidney disorder focal glomerulosclerosis after returning home from the 2000 Sydney Olympics with a gold medal.

.The Heat missed Mourning for 69 games in 2000-01, yet found success with Anthony Mason, who was named to his first All-Star game as a reserve.^ But be sure not to miss a Miami Heat game.
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^ NBA All-Star Game 2010 (2) .
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^ The Heat missed Mourning for 69 games in 2000-2001, yet found success with Anthony Mason, who was named to his first All-Star game as a reserve.
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.Brian Grant, Eddie Jones and Tim Hardaway also played well for the Heat.^ Brian Grant, Eddie Jones and Tim Hardaway also played well for the Heat.
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^ Wade breaks Heat's assists record Dwyane Wade has become the Miami Heat 's career leader in assists, breaking the record set by Tim Hardaway .
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^ Tim Hardaway came after the following year and positioned the Heat to a postseason franchise record six straight times and win four divisions titles.

.Alonzo Mourning returned with 13 games remaining.^ Alonzo Mourning returned with 13 games remaining.
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^ Retired Numbers : (3) 13 Dan Marino (Special Tribute) 23 Michael Jordan (Special Tribute) 33 Alonzo Mourning C 95-02, 04-08 .

^ The return of Alonzo Mourning would give the Heat an air of optimism.

.He was a shell of his former, MVP-candidate self and Miami was swept by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round, the same team that Miami acquired Eddie Jones and Anthony Mason from the previous summer, and Alonzo Mourning in that same year.^ He was a shell of his former, MVP-candidate self and Miami was swept by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round, the same team that Miami acquired Eddie Jones and Anthony Mason from the previous summer, and Alonzo Mourning in that same year.
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.The following two seasons were two of the darkest in Heat history.^ The following two seasons were two of the darkest in Heat history.
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^ The 1989–90 season saw the Miami Heat awarded with the 3rd pick overall, only to parlay via two trades.
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^ As a HEAT fan, I am concerned with the fact that we have lost all of the pre-season games plus the first two conference games.
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.Pat Riley missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career, and much of the remaining core from the division-title winning Heat teams of the late 1990s departed (Tim Hardaway, Bruce Bowen and Dan Majerle).^ Pat Riley sees that this team is what it is.
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^ Pat Riley missed the playoffs for the first time in his coaching career, and much of the remaining core from the division-title winning Heat teams of the late 1990s departed (Tim Hardaway, Bruce Bowen and Dan Majerle).
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^ Pat Riley steps down as Miami Heat Coach .

.Miami rounded out its 2001-02 season roster with players well past their prime such as Rod Strickland, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, LaPhonso Ellis and Kendall Gill to along with Mourning, Jones, Grant and Carter, whom the Heat signed to a controversial three-year deal that many said was far too much for the young guard.^ The past two years they went out in the first round.
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^ Miami rounded out its 2001-2002 season roster with players well past their prime such as Rod Strickland, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, LaPhonso Ellis and Kendall Gill to go along with Mourning, Jones, Grant and Carter, who the Heat signed to a controversial three-year deal that many said was far too much for the young guard.
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^ Miami Heat makes it official, signs guard Rafer A .
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.And to acquire Gatling, Riley and the Heat traded away Ricky Davis, a young, promising player.^ And to acquire Gatling, Riley and the Heat traded away Ricky Davis, a young, promising player.
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^ For as much as Pat Riley has spoken of the Heat standing as the only 2010 cap-space player that has both room for a maximum ...
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^ The Miami Heat acquired superstar center Shaquille O'Neal on July 14, 2004 in a historic trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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.The trade drew a lot of criticism at the time.^ The trade drew a lot of criticism at the time.
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.The Heat also signed two young, undrafted players in Malik Allen and Mike James to make up for not having a first-round pick in the draft.^ The Heat also signed two young, undrafted players in Malik Allen and Mike James to make up for not having a first round pick in the draft.
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^ We have 2 first round picks for that draft...
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^ That, combined with the fact the team was made up of many rookie players, led them to lose their first 17 games, a record that has yet to be matched.
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.Miami also signed Vladimir Stepania to back up Alonzo Mourning at center.^ Miami also signed Vladimir Stepania to backup Alonzo Mourning at center.
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^ That being the case, should Miami put up another stinker they've already got an excuse to fall back on.
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^ With addition of talented players like center Alonzo Mourning and point guard Tim Hardaway to the team, Miami Heat made a strong come back in the NBA standings.
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.The aging, veteran team narrowly missed out on the playoffs, despite having a losing record.^ The aging, veteran team narrowly missed out on the playoffs, despite having a losing record.
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^ That, combined with the fact the team was made up of many rookie players, led them to lose their first 17 games, a record that has yet to be matched.
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^ Of course, they are having issues because they’re missing shots they usually make, so I guess it evens out… .
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.Unlike the 2001-02 season, Miami began to rebuild in 2002-03. The Heat drafted Caron Butler in the first round and Rasual Butler in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft.^ BDL's 2008-09 NBA Season Preview: Miami Heat .
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^ Unlike the 2001-2002 season, Miami began to rebuild in 2002-2003.
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^ The Heat drafted Caron Butler in the first round and Rasual Butler in the secound round of the 2002 NBA Draft.
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.Miami supposedly missed out on potentially selecting Yao Ming by one ping-pong ball during the draft lottery[citation needed].^ Miami supposedly missed out on potentially selecting Yao Ming by one ping-pong ball during the draft lottery.
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^ Yet, due to the caprices of a few ping-pong balls, they are suddenly in danger of being left way behind by Orlando & Charlotte.
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^ NOTES: Miami kept the ball for 1 minute, 12 seconds during one fourth-quarter possession, missing five shots on the trip.
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.Alonzo Mourning missed the entire season due to his condition worsening and Eddie Jones also missed a huge portion of the season with an ankle injury.^ Alonzo Mourning missed the entire season due to his condition worsening and Eddie Jones also missed a huge portion of the season with an ankle injury.
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^ But following career altering injuries to Alonzo Mourning and Eddie Jones, and the departure of Tim Hardaway, Miami found itself back in the uncomfortable position of losing basketball games.
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^ He was a shell of his former, MVP-candidate self and Miami was swept by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round, the same team that Miami acquired Eddie Jones and Anthony Mason from the previous summer, and Alonzo Mourning in that same year.
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.Miami signed Travis Best to be the starting point guard.^ Miami signed Travis Best to be the starting point guard.
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^ Houston Chronicle 8 hours ago Heat guard Dwayne Wade sliced through the Rockets' defense on his way to 37 points in Miami's win.
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^ He's scored 10, 4 and 11 points in his three games as the Heat's starting point guard, but he's still learning his way around the team.
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.The Heat was led by Caron Butler and many of the youthful players that have filled out the Heat's roster since 2000 including Eddie House, Carter, Stepania, Allen and James.^ The Heat was led by Caron Butler and many of the youthful players that have filled out the Heat's roster since 2000 including Eddie House, Carter, Stepania, Allen and James.
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^ Miami Heat runs out of gas at end of trip MiamiHerald.com The road-weary Heat fell short against the youthful Thunder, ending its season-long road trip at 3-3.

^ By the end of the season, Riley acquired many other players, including Tim Hardaway, leaving only one player left on the Heat from his predecessor.
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2003-04 season: Wade, Van Gundy step in

.Alonzo Mourning's huge contract expired the following summer, giving the Heat some much-needed cap room to rebuild.^ The return of Alonzo Mourning would give the Heat an air of optimism.

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^ Alonzo Mourning's huge contract expired the following summer, giving the Heat some much-needed cap relief to rebuild.
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.However, Miami was still a few million dollars away from signing a max contract player.^ Alston is expected to sign a contract with Miami at 6 p.m.
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^ However, Miami was still a few million dollars away from signing a max contract.
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^ Also, autographed 8x10 and 16x20 photographs signed by Miami Heat players are always in stock.
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.On July 1, 2003, Miami was expecting to hear from Bill Duffy, agent for Anthony Carter, who was expected to make $4.1 million the upcoming season provided he exercised his option.^ On July 1, 2003, Miami was expecting to hear from Bill Duffy, agent for Anthony Carter, who was expected to make $4.1 million the upcoming season provided he exercise his option.
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^ Parker, who was signed as a free agent by the Heat on July 27, 2007, appeared in nine games for Miami this season, averaging 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.3 minutes per game.

^ Charlotte and Miami were admitted for the 1988-89 season after paying an entry fee of $32.5 million apiece, and Orlando and Minnesota were then admitted in the league in the following year.

.Duffy's agency never informed the team and Miami was free from the contract.^ Duffy's agency never informed the team and Miami was free from the contract.
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^ Sources close to the Miami Heat have said that the Heat will make a strong recruiting effort to land LeBron James in free agency this summer.
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^ With their teams' success, Cleveland and Miami likely won't trade LeBron James and Dwyane Wade this season in order to get something for the superstar free- agents-to-be.
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.In addition, the season earlier, forward LaPhonso Ellis honorably rescinded a clause in his contract which would have forced the Heat to pay Ellis the following season, a burden the Heat could not afford to deal with in the rebuilding process.^ In addition, the season earlier, forward LaPhonso Ellis honorably rescinded a clause in his contract which would have forced the Heat to pay Ellis the following season, a burden the Heat could not afford to deal with in the rebuilding process.
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^ The Miami Heat season promises to be hotter than ever, especially with the addition of rookie sensation Michael Beasley .
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^ Following the season the Heat would stun the world when they acquired Shaquille O'Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers in a blockbuster deal for Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and Brian Grant, as the Heat who entered the season as a franchise on life support became one of the NBA's top franchises in less then a year.

[citation needed]
.With the cap space, Miami signed forward Lamar Odom and guard Rafer Alston.^ With the cap space, Miami signed often-criticized forward Lamar Odom and guard Rafer Alston.
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^ Alston is expected to sign a contract with Miami at 6 p.m.
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^ The Heat drafted Dwayne Wade in the 2003 NBA Draft, and that same off-season signed troubled players Lamar Odom and Rafer Alston.
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.Riley and the Heat also opted to draft Dwyane Wade out of Marquette University with the 5th overall pick instead of signing a large-scale free agent point guard such as Gilbert Arenas.^ Dwyane Wade played out of his mind and the Heat deserve the win.
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^ Riley and the Heat also opted to draft Dwyane Wade out of Marquette University with the 5th overall pick instead of signing a large-scale free agent point guard such as Gilbert Arenas.
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^ Come cheer on Dwyane Wade, Jermaine O'Neal, Michael Beasley, and the rest of the Heat in their quest for the NBA Championship title this season.
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.The pick was somewhat surprising at the time, since it was expected that Miami would draft a true point guard rather than the shooting guard Wade.^ The pick was somewhat surprising at the time, since it was expected the Miami would draft a true point guard rather than the shooting guard Wade.
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^ Draft - Miami HEAT President and Head Coach Pat Riley announced August 19th that the team has signed its top pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, 6 '4 ', 210-pound guard Dwyane Wade from Marquette University, who the HEAT selected with the fifth overall pick.
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^ This is clearly Dwyane Wade's team, as the guard leads the club with more than 26 points and six assists per game.
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.Miami also signed Udonis Haslem out of the University of Florida, who went undrafted a season earlier and had spent the previous season playing overseas in France.^ Miami also signed Udonis Haslem out of the University of Florida, who went undrafted a season earlier and had spent the previous season playing overseas in France.
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^ Udonis Haslem led Miami with 28 points and 12 rebounds on 12-of-20 shooting, while Quentin Richardson added 13 points in the victory.
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^ Parker, who was signed as a free agent by the Heat on July 27, 2007, appeared in nine games for Miami this season, averaging 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.3 minutes per game.

.Odom, Alston, Haslem and Wade teamed up with Grant, Jones, Allen and both Butlers to form one of the most surprising teams of the season.^ Mourning-Wade team up for Haiti .
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^ Odom, Alston, Haslem and Wade teamed up with Grant, Jones, Allen and both Butlers to form one of the most surprising teams of the season.
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^ The Thunder and the Heat meet for the final time this season in what should prove to be a crucial game for both teams.
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.A few days before the start of the 2003-04 season, Pat Riley shocked the basketball world when he stepped down as head coach to focus more on his role as team president and promoted longtime assistant coach Stan Van Gundy to the head coaching position.^ Pat Riley sees that this team is what it is.
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^ Pat Riley steps down as Miami Heat Coach .

^ Riley had hinted earlier he wanted to coach the team, but insisted he had nothing to do with Van Gundy stepping down.

.The team was expected to be among the league's worst by NBA prognosticators.^ The team was expected to be among the league's worst by NBA prognosticators.
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^ During the boom period of the NBA of the 1980s the league sought to expand itself from 23 teams to 26 by the end of the decade.
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^ The team ultimately finished with a league-worst 1567 win-loss record under former Detroit Pistons assistant coach Ron Rothstein.
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.October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] After dealing with early injury problems to Odom, Wade and both Butlers, the team quickly jelled and formed what most members of that team consider to be the most fun season of their careers.^ After dealing with early injury problems to Odom, Wade and both Butlers, the team quickly gelled and formed what most members of that team consider to be the most fun season of their careers.
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^ Odom, Alston, Haslem and Wade teamed up with Grant, Jones, Allen and both Butlers to form one of the most surprising teams of the season.
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^ The Thunder and the Heat meet for the final time this season in what should prove to be a crucial game for both teams.
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.The Heat newcomers brought youth and energy to the team.^ The Heat newcomers brought youth and energy to the team.
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^ Beas, I thought, along with Skip, brought the most energy among Heat starters.
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.Wade broke several rookie records while other Heat players, such as Odom, revived their careers.^ Wade breaks Heat record .
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^ Wade broke several rookie records while other Heat players, such as Odom, revived their careers.
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^ Other potential acquisitions are mentioned in the article but grabbing a top notch caliber talent for Wade to pair with is clearly the focus for the Heat.
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.Wade began to catch the eye of scouts and fans across the league, especially during the playoffs where Wade led the Heat in toppling the New Orleans Hornets(which had relocated from Charlotte at the end of the 2001-2002 season), the same team that swept the Heat into rebuilding mode just three seasons prior.^ That should be enough to get the Heat into the playoffs.
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^ Unlike the 2001-2002 season, Miami began to rebuild in 2002-2003.
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^ New Orleans Hornets (35) .
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.Miami lost to the Indiana Pacers 4–2 in a very entertaining conference semifinals.^ Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers .
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^ Miami lost to the Indiana Pacers 42 in the conference semifinals.
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The Shaquille O'Neal/Dwyane Wade Era

.After the promising 2003–04 season, Miami again took major steps forward to becoming a championship caliber franchise again.^ After the promising 2003-2004 season, Miami again took major steps forward.
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^ The Miami Heat season promises to be hotter than ever, especially with the addition of rookie sensation Michael Beasley .
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^ On July 1, 2003, Miami was expecting to hear from Bill Duffy, agent for Anthony Carter, who was expected to make $4.1 million the upcoming season provided he exercise his option.
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.The Heat acquired superstar center Shaquille O'Neal on July 14, 2004 in a historic trade with the Los Angeles Lakers in which Miami shipped Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and Brian Grant out west.^ The Miami Heat got hold of Shaquille O'Neal for Odom, Brian Grant and Caron Butler via trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and the refurbished team made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost in seven games to the Detroit Pistons.
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^ In a deal with the LA Lakers, the Heat traded Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and others in exchange for larger-than-life superstar Shaquille O'Neal.
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.Dwyane Wade and O'Neal worked well as a pair and each solidified their position as NBA elites with both averaging over 20 points per game.^ Dwyane Wade and O'Neal worked well as a pair and each solidified their position as NBA elites with both averaging over 20 points per game.
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^ For his career, he averaged 14.4 points per game.
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^ Parker, who was signed as a free agent by the Heat on July 27, 2007, appeared in nine games for Miami this season, averaging 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.3 minutes per game.

.The season also reunited several former club members.^ The season also reunited several former club members.
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.Ron Rothstein, the Heat's inaugural head coach, became an assistant coach, Steve Smith rejoined the club and Alonzo Mourning was re-signed after being released from the Toronto Raptors following the Vince Carter trade in December.^ Alonzo Mourning Miami Heat 8x10...
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.The Heat had its second best record in franchise history: 59–23. They were seeded first in the playoffs, and swept through the first two rounds by winning eight consecutive games against New Jersey and Washington and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals against defending champion Detroit.^ Trades 2012 second-round pick to New Jersey .

^ The Thunder not only swept the two-game ...
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^ And then the Bulls started their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat.

.The teams split the first four games before Miami pushed the Pistons to the brink of elimination with an easy 88–76 victory in Game 5, but in the process lost Dwyane Wade to a strained rib muscle suffered in an attempt to take a charge against Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace.^ The teams split the first four games before Miami pushed the Pistons to the brink of elimination with an easy 9278 victory in Game 5, but in the process lost Dwyane Wade to a strained rib muscle suffered in an attempt to take a charge against Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace.
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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^ However, in what would become a heated rivalry, the Heat lost in the first round against coach Riley's former team, the New York Knicks after Mourning would miss the deciding Game 5 via suspension after getting into a Game 4 altercation with Larry Johnson and with Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy hanging onto Mourning's leg in an attempt to intervene.
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.Without Wade, the Heat were decimated 91–66 in Game 6 at Detroit, setting up a deciding Game 7 in Miami.^ What's up with the Miami HEAT - dasnic .
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^ Without Wade the Heat would lose Game 6 in Detroit 91-66.

^ Without Wade, the Heat were routed 9166 in Game 6 at Detroit, setting up a deciding Game 7 in Miami.
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.In that game, Wade returned, and the Heat held a 6-point lead with 3 minutes remaining before a series of missed shots and turnovers down the stretch that ultimately cost the Heat the game and a 1st ever trip to the finals in the gut wrenching 88-82 Game 7 loss .^ Mourning stretches the Heat lead to seven.
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^ In that game, Wade returned, and the Heat held a 6-point lead with 3 minutes remaining before a series of missed shots and turnovers down the stretch cost the Heat the game and the series to t he Detroit Pistons, 43.
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^ Wade would return for Game 7 in Miami, but he would not be 100% as the Heat losing 88-82.

.Wade apparently struggled to breathe throughout the game due to the rib injury, forcing the Heat's star to play in a limited capacity, although he remarkably managed to score 20 points.^ Wade apparently struggled to breathe throughout the game due to the rib injury, forcing the Heat's star to play in a limited capacity, although he remarkably managed to score 20 points.
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^ Thunder managed that task quite well against a Heat team that provided healing for OKC’s recent heartbreaking one-point losses t ...
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^ The goals for the Heat include keeping important veterans with histories of injury problems (Wade, Shaq, Mourning) healthy throughout the season, making the playoffs with those veterans able to play productive minutes, and hopefully getting at least one round of home court advantage.
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.In the offseason, the Heat were drastically retooled.^ In the offseason, the Heat were drastically retooled.
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.In what was to be the largest trade in NBA history, in a 5-team, 13-player transaction the Heat traded away Eddie Jones, Rasual Butler and Qyntel Woods and in exchange received former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker, Jason Williams, and James Posey.^ In what is considered to be the largest trade in NBA history, in a 5-team, 13-player transaction the Heat traded away Eddie Jones, Rasual Butler and Qyntal Woods and in exchange received former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker, Jason Williams, and James Posey.
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^ The Miami warm acquired Jason Williams and James Posey via trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for Eddie Jones and Antoine Walker from the Boston Celtics.
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^ Remarks: After defeating the Detroit Pistons, the Heat advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history against the Dallas Mavericks in 2006.
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.Miami also signed future Hall of Fame guard Gary Payton, former UCLA star Jason Kapono and first round pick and NCAA All American Wayne Simien.^ Miami also signed future Hall of Fame guard Gary Payton, former UCLA star Jason Kapono in addition to first round pick and NCAA All American Wayne Simien.
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^ They were ultimately swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the eventual NBA Finals champion Chicago Bulls , but it didn't matter for the fans in Miami, they new their team had a bright future.
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^ He was a shell of his former, MVP-candidate self and Miami was swept by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round, the same team that Miami acquired Eddie Jones and Anthony Mason from the previous summer, and Alonzo Mourning in that same year.
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.Free agent Damon Jones opted for a bigger contract offered by the Cleveland Cavaliers.^ Free agent Damon Jones opted for a bigger contract offered by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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^ Jerry Buss is upset that the free-agent forward and his agent have not responded to Lakers' offer of $9 million a season.

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.Critics were quick to debate whether a reformed Heat team would have chemistry issues and whether or not the team was too old (O'Neal, Mourning and Payton were all in their mid-thirties) or had too many underachievers (Walker had a reputation of miserable shot selection, and Williams, one of turnover-prone playmaking).^ Critics were quick to debate whether a reformed Heat team would have chemistry issues and whether or not the team was too old (O'Neal, Mourning and Payton were all in their mid-thirties) or had too many underacheivers (Walker had a reputation of miserable shot selection, and Williams one of turnover-prone playmaking).
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^ One embarrassing game saw the Heat lose to the Toronto Raptors 96-54 the third lowest score in the shot clock era.

^ The Miami Heat franchise dates back to 1988, when the National Basketball Association announced that they would be adding four teams to the league between 1988 and 1989.
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.After an 11–10 start, O'Neal already hurt, and the fate of the season hanging in the balance these critics seemed to have been proven right.^ After an 1110 start and with O'Neal hurt, these critics seemed to be proven right.
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^ Coach Erik Spoelstra said Arroyo's play this season, particularly the 10 games he started before Wednesday, factored into the decision.

^ O'Neal and Beasley have really started to heat up over the last 10 or so games.
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.Then on December 12, 2005 Pat Riley announced that he would become coach of the Heat for the second time, after Van Gundy unexpectedly stepped down due to personal and family reasons.^ Pat Riley steps down as Miami Heat Coach .

^ Riley had hinted earlier he wanted to coach the team, but insisted he had nothing to do with Van Gundy stepping down.

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.The team responded and went on to win its first three games under Riley until losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers.^ The team that was just went through a 13 game losing streak.
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^ He took the team to their first playoff appearances in 1992 against the Chicago Bulls, and in 1994 when they took the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks to a then-full 5 games.

.The Cleveland loss encouraged the Heat to finish up the month of December strong.^ The Heat would be even stronger in December as the won 14 of 15 games on the way to dominating the Southeast Division and finishing with the top seed despite missing Shaquille O'Neal most of the final month with a thigh injury.

^ Under Riley the Heat began to play better as they closed December strong.

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.They concluded the month with 4 wins and 2 losses.^ They concluded the month with 4 wins and 2 losses.
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^ Although they finished the month of January with 10 wins and 5 losses, they still could not beat the top tier teams.
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.The Heat though were still criticized, however, for being unable to beat the top caliber teams of the NBA. This criticism though would just grow more and more on the Heat come the month of January and into February.^ However over the next 2 months the Heat would struggle winning just 9 of their next 32 games.

^ The Heat though were still criticized, however, for being unable to beat the top caliber teams of the NBA. This criticism though would just grow more and more on the Heat come the month of January.
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^ Come cheer on Dwyane Wade, Jermaine O'Neal, Michael Beasley, and the rest of the Heat in their quest for the NBA Championship title this season.
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.Although they finished January with 10 wins and 5 losses, there was still and some would argue proof that they could not beat the best in the NBA. They had already lost to the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs twice, twice to the Phoenix Suns, and were decimated in a nationally televised broadcast by 36 points to their eventual NBA Finals opponents the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas.^ The win propelled the Knick to their next Eastern Conference Championship and to the NBA Finals, where they vanished to the San Antonio Spurs.
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^ They concluded the month with 4 wins and 2 losses.
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^ They suffered a loss to Detroit in late January, and in February were blown out by Phoenix twice, lost to the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, and were decimated by their eventual NBA Finals opponents in Dallas.
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.The months of February and March were very successful for the Heat, including a stretch of 15 wins in 16 games which began with a crucial comeback victory over the Perennial Eastern Conference powerhouse Detroit Pistons.^ The months of February and March were very successful for the Heat, including a stretch of 15 wins in 16 games which began with a crucial victory over the Eastern Conference powerhouse Detroit Pistons.
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^ When Rice returned the Heat would get hot [posting winning months in February and March.

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.Dwyane Wade was electric and Shaquille O'Neal stepped up his game up in a tremendous fashion, helping the Heat resurge and finish with a 52-30 record, good enough for a 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.^ Also helping the Heat's resurgence was the return of Shaq.

^ Wade finished with 30-5-8 and two steals.
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.Their record was respectable but was viewed as somewhat underachieved compared to the 2004-2005 59 win and 1st place playoff seeded season.^ The fire kept burning in the Heat as it showed improvement despite finishing in last place with a 24-58 record in the next season.
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^ The Miami Heat finished with a winning record with Mourning among the league leaders in scoring and rebounding, but lost in the playoffs in a 3-game sweep against the 72–10 Bulls.
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^ Led by the scoring of Glen Rice, the shooting of Steve Smith, and the rebounding of Ronny Seikaly the Heat continued to improve posting their first ever winning season as they finished in 4th place with a 42-40 record, to edge out the Charlotte Hornets by 1 game for the final playoff spot.

2006 Playoffs

.Earning the second seed in the 2006 playoffs, the Miami Heat drew the seventh seed Chicago Bulls as their first-round opponent.^ Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat .
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^ And then the Bulls started their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat.

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.The Heat won the first two games of the series at home, despite Udonis Haslem being ejected in the first game and suspended for the second for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of the referee.^ This was not a good first home game for the man.

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^ However, hearts across South Florida would end up being broken as Alan Houston won the game with a running one-hander with 0.8 left on the clock to give the Knicks a dramatic 78-77 victory as the Heat became only the second top seed to be planted in the first round.

.The team lost games three and four in Chicago but bounced back to win game five at home.^ The Heat would bounce back to win Game 5 at home 91-83.

^ I think this will be a game where the team bounces back nicely.
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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.By winning game six in Chicago, the Heat eliminated the Bulls from the playoffs and went on to face the New Jersey Nets in the second round.^ Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat .
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.The Heat lost Game 1 at home, 100–88, but won the next four to oust the Nets from the playoffs for the second year in a row, taking Game 5 at home 106–105. The Heat subsequently advanced to their second Eastern Conference Finals in as many years.^ Sums up the game’s final 6 seconds or so .
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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.The Heat opened up the 2006 Eastern Conference Finals in Detroit, facing the Pistons in a rematch of the previous year's Eastern Conference Finals, in which the top-seeded Heat lost Game 7 in heartbreaking fashion.^ For Heat fans, this is the game of the year!
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^ In the Eastern Conference Finals the Heat would face the defending Champion Detroit Pistons.

.The Heat immediately stole home court advantage by winning Game 1. Although Miami lost the second game 92–88 (despite a near comeback after trailing by eighteen at one point), they maintained home court advantage.^ Behind the box score, where the Heat know they stole one .
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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^ Thunder managed that task quite well against a Heat team that provided healing for OKC’s recent heartbreaking one-point losses t ...
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.Home for the next two games, they won both Game 3 (98–83) and Game 4 (89–78) to take a 3–1 series lead.^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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^ Heat is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. They play their home games at American Airlines Arena.

^ Wade is one of the most talented and quickest guards in the game, and has shown he has what it takes to be a leader- lets not forget he won the NBA Title in 2006.
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.The Detroit Pistons then won Game 5 in The Palace of Auburn Hills 91–78, but the Heat answered back, winning game 6 (95–78) and with it the series (4–2) in Miami.^ Opinion: Hawks 91, Heat 78 .
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2006 NBA Finals and Championship
.After defeating the Detroit Pistons, the Heat advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history against the Dallas Mavericks.^ After defeating the Detroit Pistons, the Miami Heat advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history against the Dallas Mavericks.
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.For the Mavericks, like the Heat, this was also their first NBA Finals appearance.^ By rss@youtube.com (garyasdr) 2006 NBA Finals In his first trip to the NBA Finals, in which Miami faced off against the Dallas Mavericks, Wade had some especially memorable moments.
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^ On the other hand, the Miami Heat made their first game off appearance in 1992, led by a core of Steve Smith and Rony Seikaly.
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^ Despite the name, the Heat did not get off to a hot start in their first few seasons in the NBA. The first four seasons saw the team increase their win total each season capped by a 38 win season in 1992 that led to the franchise's first playoff appearance.
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.The Heat were outplayed by the Mavericks in the first two games in Dallas, with the second game being an embarrassing blowout.^ Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat .
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^ The Miami Heat lost Game 1 at home, but then swept the Nets out of the playoffs for the second year in a row taking Game 5 at home 106–105.
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.Things looked worse in Game 3 when the Heat faced a 13-point gap in the last six minutes of the fourth quarter, with Dallas looking to take a 3–0 lead in the series.^ The Heat chipped away at the lead, and by the end of the third quarter the lead was only six points.
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^ In Game 3 as the series shifted to Miami the Heat continued to struggle, as they trailed by 13 points with just six minutes to play.

^ Through the first 4 games the Knicks were dominating the Heat taking a 3-1 series lead.

.Led by Dwyane Wade, the Heat were able to make an incredible comeback to win the game 98-96 and possibly salvage the series.^ Dwyane Wade played out of his mind and the Heat deserve the win.
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^ Wade breaks Heat's assists record Dwyane Wade has become the Miami Heat 's career leader in assists, breaking the record set by Tim Hardaway .
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^ Come cheer on Dwyane Wade, Jermaine O'Neal, Michael Beasley, and the rest of the Heat in their quest for the NBA Championship title this season.
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.Similar success came in Game 4, when the Miami Heat once again beat the Mavericks with a combined team effort.^ Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat .
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^ Though, in its prime this rivalry was very corporal and marked by players on both teams giving their best efforts in every game.
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.The Miami Heat were able to establish their ability to play under pressure in Game 5, which went into overtime.^ Q: Where is miami heat playing these days ?
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.Nevertheless, the effort of Wade with his 43 points, including the game tying basket and clutch overtime free throws, propelled the Heat to within one victory of their first championship in franchise history.^ The Heat went the entire first quarter without a free throw.

^ So far, The Heat are +3 with Wade out, and have tied the game.
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^ Defense and free throws win games!
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.The third consecutive victory at home placed the Heat in the rare company of home teams who have swept the middle three games since the NBA switched to the 2–3–2 format for the finals in 1985 (Major League Baseball also uses the 2-3-2 format for the championship series).^ Earlier to their rivalry, there had never been an occurrence in the NBA where two teams had met in post period play four consecutive periods and had the sequence go to the greatest number of games in each of the four series.
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^ They were ultimately swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the eventual NBA Finals champion Chicago Bulls , but it didn't matter for the fans in Miami, they new their team had a bright future.
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^ The Heat improved to 3-1 on the residency with an 81-80 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday, as Wade hit the go-ahead three-pointer with only 0.1 seconds to go.
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.The only team to have previously accomplished that feat were the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals.^ The recent 2004-05 seasons marked a season of reunion for the HEAT, as four former Miami Heat players and coaches rejoined the team for a push for an NBA championship.
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^ After defeating the Detroit Pistons, the Miami Heat advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history against the Dallas Mavericks.
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^ Also, Boston is the only team in the NBA to have the same starting line-up every game so far.
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.On June 20, Game 6, the Heat took the NBA title in Dallas, winning the series four games to two.^ His performance in games three, four, and five, in which he scored 42, 36, and 43 points, respectively, helped bring the Heat back from a 02...
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^ Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 12 out of the 20 seasons, captured seven division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4–2.
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^ Heat is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. They play their home games at American Airlines Arena.

.In winning the series, the Heat became only the third team in NBA history to win the final series after being down 0–2, following the 1969 Boston Celtics and the 1977 Portland Trail Blazers.^ Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat .
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^ The Heat became the first team to win in Houston since Nov.

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.The Heat overcame a miserable start with a 14-point gap to wear down the Mavericks, and lead by one point (49–48) at the halftime horn.^ Dwyane Wade made 15-of-24 shots and scored 37 points Friday in leading the Miami Heat to a 115-106 victory over Houston.
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^ Thunder managed that task quite well against a Heat team that provided healing for OKC’s recent heartbreaking one-point losses t ...
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^ The Heat shot 58% from the field and from three-point range through three quarters and held a well-deserved 29-point lead.
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.Again, Wade played a vital role, powering the Heat to a late lead.^ Dwyane Wade made 15-of-24 shots and scored 37 points Friday in leading the Miami Heat to a 115-106 victory over Houston.
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^ Wade gets 5 minutes of rest, and the Heat play to a break even while he's on the bench.
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.He was helped by an impressive five blocks by Alonzo Mourning (the Heat had over 10 team blocks in the game even though they were averaging a little over 2 blocks in the series) and clutch shooting by James Posey, who drained a cold-blooded three pointer which put the Heat ahead by six with 3 minutes to go.^ Rick Adelman, when he averaged 7.7 minutes in six games.

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.Surprisingly, the Mavericks were down only three with a few seconds to go after a pair of missed free-throws by Dwyane Wade.^ The Heat improved to 3-1 on the residency with an 81-80 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday, as Wade hit the go-ahead three-pointer with only 0.1 seconds to go.
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^ The Knick took an 81-79 lead when Knick swingman Latrell Sprewell hit a pair of free throws with 2:21 left.
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^ Jason Kapono can not only knock down the three with regularity; he is the closest thing to a Miami Playboy since Thunder Dan Majerle.
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.However, Dallas would be put to rest after Wade captured the rebound, fittingly ending the game by tossing the ball in the air after a missed three-point shot attempt by Jason Terry.^ Had Wade missed that attempt, the Nets would have ended their season-opening losing streak at nine games.

^ Thunder forward Kevin Durant would record a double-double with a game high 36 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge.
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.Wade would go on to win the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.^ Finals Matchups, I would go with….
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^ These two players, along with a supporting cast of Jamal Mashburn, Voshon Lenard, and P.J. Brown, the Heat would go on to rise to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997.
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^ We know that our defense has to get a lot better and a lot more consistent if we’re going to have an opportunity to reach the Finals and win it.” .
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Shaquille O'Neal, Pat Riley and the Heat meeting President George W. Bush after their Championship win.
.The championship proved all the more poignant for Miami's veteran superstars Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton, and Antoine Walker who had never before won an NBA championship.^ The Miami warm acquired Jason Williams and James Posey via trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for Eddie Jones and Antoine Walker from the Boston Celtics.
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^ The recent 2004-05 seasons marked a season of reunion for the HEAT, as four former Miami Heat players and coaches rejoined the team for a push for an NBA championship.
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^ With addition of talented players like center Alonzo Mourning and point guard Tim Hardaway to the team, Miami Heat made a strong come back in the NBA standings.
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.Mourning and Payton both re-signed with the Heat for the 2006-07 season, wanting to win another championship.^ We both want this organization to build to win a championship now.

^ Not, noticeably, "are we going to win another championship?

^ Not, noticeably, "Are we going to win another championship?

.The championship marked the seventh win for Coach Pat Riley (fifth as a head coach), and fourth title to Shaquille O'Neal, both of whom fulfilled their promise to the citizens of Miami in 1995 (when Riley first came to Miami and said he "envisioned a parade on Biscayne Boulevard") and in July 2004 (when Shaq first came to Miami and vowed to "bring the title home").^ Pat Riley steps down as Miami Heat Coach .

^ In 1995, the Heat hired Pat Riley.
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^ And first-year coach Erik Spoelstra not only has to deal with the pressures of being new to the position and leading a team with high expectations, but he’s also got to consider the possibility of Pat Riley swooping in to hi-jack his job if the team is too good too soon.
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.Shaq also loudly proclaimed during the championship parade that they would win the NBA championship again in 2007, later clarifying this promise applied if and only if Dwyane Wade were present and healthy for the ride through the playoffs.^ Not only would LeBron be considered The Man no matter where he goes outside of Los Angeles, it would be Dwyane who would have to step aside some and share the spotlight.
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^ I still think Orlando will have the better record than Miami in the division and win the thing, but this is a team that I sense because of speeed could present matchup problems for the Magic should they face in the playoffs.
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^ If the Heat make the playoffs, it will be largely due to Dwyane Wade carrying the old guys (the other Golden Oldies) and young unkowns – on his back.
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.The Heat got off to a poor start in the 2007 season, losing to the Chicago Bulls by 42 points (66-108), the worst home loss in team history and worst margin of defeat for a defending champion on opening day in NBA history.^ Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat .
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.Shaquille O'Neal played the first few games for the Heat then missed over thirty games with a right knee injury.^ In a deal with the LA Lakers, the Heat traded Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and others in exchange for larger-than-life superstar Shaquille O'Neal.
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^ Through out the first half it seemed as if the Heat were still feeling the bruises of the NBA Playoffs, as Dwyane Wade missed a few games with a wrist injury while James Posey and Antoine Walker were decativated for showing up to training camp out of shape.

^ Shaquille O'Neal started teh season with a sore knee, that would land him on the injured list missing 30 games as the Heat struggled early in the season, entering the New Year with a sub .500 record of 13-17.

.Key members of the Heat's championship run last season, particularly Antoine Walker and Gary Payton, were finding themselves on the bench more often at the expense of the Heat's questionable, at best, duo of Jason Kapono and Dorell Wright.^ The fire kept burning in the Heat as it showed improvement despite finishing in last place with a 24-58 record in the next season.
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^ After their heartbreaking Game 7 loss the Heat looked to add balance by adding outside shooting with Antoine Walkers, while adding play making point guards Jason Williams and Gary Payton.

^ The recent 2004-05 seasons marked a season of reunion for the HEAT, as four former Miami Heat players and coaches rejoined the team for a push for an NBA championship.
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.The first half of the Heat's season was full of misfortune.^ As a HEAT fan, I am concerned with the fact that we have lost all of the pre-season games plus the first two conference games.
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^ Wade's 10 first-half baskets tied Beasley's high by a Heat player this season.

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.Coach Riley took an indefinite leave, Dwyane Wade briefly injured his right wrist, and James Posey and Antoine Walker were delisted after failing a body mass exam.^ However, on the day Riley returned the Heat took another hit as Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder and had to leave in a wheelchair during a 112-102 loss to the Houston Rockets.

^ Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sprained his right wrist in a collision Monday night against the Utah Jazz, but was out only a few minutes before returning.
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^ Through out the first half it seemed as if the Heat were still feeling the bruises of the NBA Playoffs, as Dwyane Wade missed a few games with a wrist injury while James Posey and Antoine Walker were decativated for showing up to training camp out of shape.

Matters improved for the team. .Rothstein, the Heat's original head coach, returned on an interim basis.^ In 1991, the Heat made a coaching change, bringing in 29-year basketball veteran Kevin Loughery to become the head coach.
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^ By the time he returned midway through the second, the Heat was headed toward a double-digit deficit.

Both Posey and Walker were reinstated. .Former Heat star Eddie Jones re-signed with the team after being released by the Memphis Grizzlies.^ Under Rothstein the Heat improved as Posey and Walker were reinstated, while Eddie Jones was re-signed after being released by the Memphis Grizzlies.

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O'Neal returned to play in January. .Riley resumed his duties as head coach at the start of the second half of the season.^ Coach Erik Spoelstra said Arroyo's play this season, particularly the 10 games he started before Wednesday, factored into the decision.

^ Prior to the start of the season the Heat were stunned when Coach Pat Riley decided to move into the front office letting longtime assistant Stan Van Gundy took over on the bench.

^ In only his second season at the controls, Riley helped to lead Miami to a 61-21 record and their first Atlantic Division title.
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.After thinking everything was going to turn around for the Heat, on February 21, in a game against the Houston Rockets, Wade dislocated his left shoulder and had to leave in a wheelchair.^ Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets .
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^ However, on the day Riley returned the Heat took another hit as Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder and had to leave in a wheelchair during a 112-102 loss to the Houston Rockets.

.Shortly after the injury, Wade announced that he would opt for rehabilitation instead of surgery, with the hope of returning to the lineup for the playoffs.^ Much will depend on Michael Beasleys improvement and Wades health, but the pundits are predicting a return to the playoffs for the Heat.
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.The rehab was successful enough that Wade returned to the Heat on April 9, 2007, for a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.^ Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats .
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.Wade was visibly rusty, and said that he didn't have his "legs back yet."^ Wade said he aggravated a pre-existing injury, but he returned to action and didn't sound overly concerned after the game.
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^ Wade jammed his hand into Gaines' leg and bent back his wrist, which he sprained.

.After Wade's injury, many predicted the Heat would fail even to make the playoffs.^ Shortly after the injury, Wade announced that he would opt for rehabilitation instead of surgery, with the hope of returning to the lineup for the playoffs.

^ Although the Heat failed to achieve a winning season during their first five campaigns, the team stayed close to the break-even point and made it into the playoffs faster than any of its expansion peers.
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^ However, in the playoffs the Heat would become ice cold, as they are blown out by the Charlotte Hornets in 3 straight games.

.Those predictions were quickly dismissed as the Heat surged, winning 11 out of 14 games at one point.^ Probably just one of those games.
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^ We were one miracle shot from coming out of LA with a win against the best team in the world.
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.In that time, Miami posted a nine-game winning streak (defeating such teams as the Pistons, Wizards, Bulls and Jazz), in addition to extending a home winning streak to 14. Shaquille O'Neal was a primary cause for the Heat's resurgence, playing his best basketball of the season and serving as a focal point of the offense.^ Q: Where is miami heat playing these days ?
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^ NBA basketball Miami Heat got their first home win 5 games later, when they beat the Utah Jazz 101-80.
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.Having a roster full of veterans and former All-Stars also had a notable benefit in dealing with the loss of Dwyane Wade.^ Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade weighing commitment to U.S. team .
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^ Heat 'all angry' after blowout loss to Utah Jazz Comment January 12 Miami Herald " The pregame chatter in the Jazz locker room Monday night was all about finding a way to keep Heat guard Dwyane Wade from having another big game.

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.Miami was able to post a 16-7 record without its star guard and, in the process, the Heat were able to win a third consecutive Southeast Division title.^ I still think Orlando will have the better record than Miami in the division and win the thing, but this is a team that I sense because of speeed could present matchup problems for the Magic should they face in the playoffs.
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^ The over-Twittering former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal has remained silent, so far, about his being stopped by an L.A.P.D. patrolman Thursday morning.
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.Shortly after Wade returned, Shaquille O' Neal's grandfather had died, causing him to miss two games.^ Interestingly, the Bulls have Hinrich in the game, but weren't having him guard Wade.
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^ Had Wade missed that attempt, the Nets would have ended their season-opening losing streak at nine games.

^ Dwyane Wade, who had a game-high 31 points, missed a 3-point attempt, and Darren Collison rebounded, but came down and missed with 54.7 to go.
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.Additionally, Udonis Haslem and Gary Payton were bit by the injury bug; Haslem with a groin aggravation and Payton with a calf injury that will sideline him for two to three weeks.^ Team captain Udonis Haslem confirmed as much when he said the team would head in one of two directions over the span of 10 days.

.The Heat finished the regular season with a 44-38 record and faced the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2007 NBA Playoffs, to whom they lost 4-0 in the best of seven series.^ Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat .
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^ They lost to the ultimate champion Chicago Bulls.
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.Miami Heat became the first defending champion since 1957 to get swept in the first round in the following season.^ They were ultimately swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the eventual NBA Finals champion Chicago Bulls , but it didn't matter for the fans in Miami, they new their team had a bright future.
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^ In the following injury-hit season, NBA Miami Heat persistently played strong basketball, posting a 42-27 record, and Heat went on to finish in 2nd place with a solid 50-32 record.
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^ On the other hand, the Miami Heat made their first game off appearance in 1992, led by a core of Steve Smith and Rony Seikaly.
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.It was also the first four-game playoff series sweep suffered in Miami Heat history.^ No team in NBA history had ever rallied from down 0-3 in the playoffs, so the Heat's season was on the brink that warm June night in Miami, when suddenly Dwayne Wade found his shot and led the Heat on an improbable comeback, as Wade scored 42 points as the Heat won the game 98-96.

^ The Miami Heat franchise dates back to 1988, when the National Basketball Association announced that they would be adding four teams to the league between 1988 and 1989.
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^ Udonis Haslem (four points in 18 minutes) has fallen by the wayside while Miami gives Beasley nearly 32 minutes per game.
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2007-08 Season: Shaq departs, Heat disappoint

.After a disappointing 2006-07 season, the Heat looked to move forward.^ The Heat likely would have to get a third team involved to have a shot, and that's if Bryan Colangelo comes off his stance about Bosh not being moved this season.

^ Following the season the Heat would make another major move by hiring Coach Pat Riley away from the New York Knicks.

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.Miami retained the 20th and 39th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.^ NBA Draft lottery could leave Miami Heat at net...
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.On June 28, 2007, the Miami Heat selected Colorado State forward Jason Smith with the 20th overall selection then traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to 21st overall selection, guard Daequan Cook from Ohio State and cash considerations.^ Miami Heat vs Phildelphia 76ers .
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.With the 39th overall selection, the Miami Heat drafted Stanko Barac, a center from Bosnia, but later traded his rights to the Indiana Pacers for a future second round pick.^ Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers .
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.The Heat lost Jason Kapono to the Toronto Raptors and James Posey to the Boston Celtics.^ Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat .
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.The Heat got a much-needed point guard when they picked up Smush Parker from free agency and signed him to a 3-year deal and veteran guard Penny Hardaway reuniting the Shaq-Penny duo.^ The Heat brought in veteran free agents Rod Strickland, LPhonso Ellis and Kendall Gill to support stars Eddie Jones and Brian Grant, while trading away Tim Hardaway.

^ With addition of talented players like center Alonzo Mourning and point guard Tim Hardaway to the team, Miami Heat made a strong come back in the NBA standings.
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^ Although he was cleared to play medically Alonzo Mourning chose to start anew and signed a Free Agent deal with the New Jersey Nets following the season.

Hardaway was later waived in December. .Also in the 2007 Offseason, the Miami Heat made a 5 player trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, bringing back Ricky Davis and Mark Blount.^ Miami Heat vs. Minnesota Timberwolves tickets 2/23 .
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.Leaving the Heat was Antoine Walker, Wayne Simien, Michael Doleac, and a conditional 1st round pick.^ It's been exactly 16 months since James, a former Miami Heat first-round pick, enlisted in the Army.

.Davis was on the Heat in August 2000 but fell out of favor with Riley.^ Riley's latest move is to bench Davis and point guard Jason Williams in favor of Penny Hardaway and Chris Quinn.
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.When the trade occurred he was seen as a more polished scorer and was projected to have been third option for the Heat to compliment Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal, had the circumstances of the season turned out differently.^ Dwyane Wade played out of his mind and the Heat deserve the win.
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^ In a deal with the LA Lakers, the Heat traded Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and others in exchange for larger-than-life superstar Shaquille O'Neal.
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^ The addition of Shaquille O'Neal immediately elevated the Heat to elite status in the NBA. However, the biggest effect came to the game of Dwyane Wade who established himself as one of the NBA up and coming young stars league the team in scoring with 24.1 ppg.

.On December 19, 2007, during the 1st quarter of the game versus the Atlanta Hawks while getting back on a fast-break, Alonzo Mourning tore the right patellar tendon in his right knee[2] and was required to undergo a season-ending—some even say career-ending knee surgery, although Mourning maintains that he has not, nor has he made plans for retirement.^ But following career altering injuries to Alonzo Mourning and Eddie Jones, and the departure of Tim Hardaway, Miami found itself back in the uncomfortable position of losing basketball games.
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^ With addition of talented players like center Alonzo Mourning and point guard Tim Hardaway to the team, Miami Heat made a strong come back in the NBA standings.
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^ A few times this season, I've read people complain about the team's effort and focus during the games..
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.On Tuesday, February 5, 2008, ESPN reported that the Heat were interested in trading center Shaquille O'Neal, contrary to reports by Pat Riley one month earlier that the Heat was not interested in trading the 13 time all-star.^ In a deal with the LA Lakers, the Heat traded Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and others in exchange for larger-than-life superstar Shaquille O'Neal.
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^ Responding to Van Gundy's reaction about O'Neal's tactics against Howard on Tuesday night, the Phoenix center lashed out at his former coach with the Miami Heat.
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.The next day however, the Heat agreed to trade O'Neal to the Phoenix Suns for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks, effectively ending the Wade-Shaq era.^ Wade's 33, O'Neal's late scores help Heat close out Suns 109-105 Comment January 9 Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel " An eye infection didn't prevent Dwyane Wade from putting the needed focus on Friday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.

^ While Wade got needed late support from O'Neal against a relentless Suns zone defense, Wade carried the Heat to those final critical seconds, closing ...

^ Mourning, who recently accepted a job as the Heat's vice president for player development, said Wade has been effective in his approach.

.As of April 16, 2008 the Heat clinched the worst record in the NBA at 15-67. Despite the recent losing funk the Heat have fallen into, they have re-committed themselves to rebuild and turn the franchise around and get it back to the level it was just 2 years ago when they won the 2006 championship, and are projected by many to possibly have a busy 2008 offseason due to the fact that they could possibly have plenty of free salary cap room with the departure of O'Neal and now that they are looking towards the future and to build around superstar Dwyane Wade.^ Dwyane Wade will start Wednesday's game for the Heat despite his recent wrist injury.
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^ Looks like Wade will come in now that they called timeout.
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^ In their new home, The Heat continued to play strong defensive basketball as Alonzo Mourning won his second straight Defensive Player of the Year award leading the Heat to a 4th straight division title with a solid 52-30 record.
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.Wade has also adamantly committed himself to the rebuilding plan and has said in a public statement that he's in Miami for the longhaul and wants to be part of the rebuilding process currently taking place, since it was his drafting in the 2003 draft that helped turn the franchise around at that time.^ He along with players like Caron Butler and Lamar Odom helped turn around the franchise that had only won 25 games the season prior.
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^ Following the 2003 season, the team drafted talented guard Dwyane Wade in the NBA Draft.
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^ During promotional appearances earlier this week, Wade said he would stay in Miami only if the team was a championship contender.

.Late in the season with the Heat well out of any type of realistic playoff contention, head coach Pat Riley missed two games because he went to scout certain NCAA basketball conference tournament games, to prepare in the likely event that the Heat receive the number 1 or 2 lottery pick in the 2008 draft.^ As the season wound down and the losses mounted Coach Pat Riley, put on his Team President hat and attended the NCAA Tournament to scout for talent for the upcoming draft.

^ Today's pick: The Raptors ride a two-game win streak into Detroit .
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^ The 1996 season began a new era of basketball success for Miami, when they hired future Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.
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.It was announced on March 10, 2008, that Heat guard Dwyane Wade would be inactive for the rest of the season to help him rehabilitate his ailing knee and shoulder that he has re-aggravated, in hopes of starting in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.^ Dwyane Wade will start Wednesday's game for the Heat despite his recent wrist injury.
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^ However, on the day Riley returned the Heat took another hit as Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder and had to leave in a wheelchair during a 112-102 loss to the Houston Rockets.

^ By rss@youtube.com (miamiheatis) Miami Heat guard and Olympic gold medalist Dwyane Wade throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Florida Marlins and the New York Mets, Friday, Aug.
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.It was announced on March 10 that the Heat have finally waived guard Smush Parker, opening the opportunity to add a player signed to a 10-day contract.^ With 1:22 left in the first quarter, Wade and Gaines, who is on a 10-day contract from the D-League, collided chasing a long rebound.

^ He’s open to signing a contract extension and skipping free agency next year.

^ He was on the Lakers' books for $14.1 million last season, the final year of a six-year, $63-million contract he signed with Miami in 2003.

.Parker has not seen action in a Heat uniform and has been in Pat Riley's "doghouse" since the first few games of the 07-08 season after he got into a dispute and altercation with a Valet Parking attendant who accused him of not paying the parking fee, Miami Police are still looking into the matter.^ Q: Where can i look for miami heat discount codes?
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^ Despite the name, the Heat did not get off to a hot start in their first few seasons in the NBA. The first four seasons saw the team increase their win total each season capped by a 38 win season in 1992 that led to the franchise's first playoff appearance.
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.On March 12, 2008, they signed Bobby Jones to a 10-day contract, looking for help at the shooting guard and small forward positions.^ The 76ers are said to be looking for a forward and a guard, so Udonis Haslem and Daequan Cook could be a starting point.

^ With 1:22 left in the first quarter, Wade and Gaines, who is on a 10-day contract from the D-League, collided chasing a long rebound.

^ The team needs to play more disciplined and stop exposing our bigs to uncovered guards where they can’t help while still recovering to rebound.
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.At the end of March 2008, as if the season had not gone bad enough, the Miami Heat posted the third lowest point total in the history of the NBA during the shot clock era during a 96-54 loss to the Toronto Raptors on March 19, followed by a new record for the fewest made baskets (17) in another lost game against the Boston Celtics on March 30.[2] The Heat finished the season on a positive note on April 16 to close out the season with a 113-99 victory over the playoff bound Atlanta Hawks.^ Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat .
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^ Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat .
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^ BDL's 2008-09 NBA Season Preview: Miami Heat .
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.The win ties for the worst franchise record set by the 1988-89 heat[3] On April 28, 2008, Pat Riley stepped down as the head coach of the Heat but remained Team President.^ Wants to know if Pat Rileys coaching the Heat before he decides.
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^ As the season wound down and the losses mounted Coach Pat Riley, put on his Team President hat and attended the NCAA Tournament to scout for talent for the upcoming draft.

^ The Miami Heat franchise dates back to 1988, when the National Basketball Association announced that they would be adding four teams to the league between 1988 and 1989.
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.He replaced himself with longtime Assistant Coach Erik Spoelstra, who at 37, became the youngest coach in the NBA. Riley finished his career with 1,210 victories, third all-time behind Lenny Wilkens and Don Nelson.^ Beasley ties career high, but Miami ends seasonlong trip at 3-3 in loss to Oklahoma City Before the game, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said his road-weary players took the energy bus to Ford Center and would be pumped up to finish off a grueling cross-country trip with their third "defining'...
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^ Coach : Erik Spoelstra 2008/09- Arena : American Airlines Arena 1999/00- .

^ The trust issues apparently remain between Michael Beasley and coach Erik Spoelstra.
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New Era

2008-09 Season: Enter Beasley and Chalmers

.On May 20, 2008, the Heat obtained the number 2 pick in the 2008 NBA draft as a result of the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery.^ BDL's 2008-09 NBA Season Preview: Miami Heat .
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^ Most Likely Breakout: Beasley's was 2008's high-profile draft pick, but point guard Mario Chalmers arguably contributed more to the team.
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^ Q: Would the Heat consider offering Beasley and its first-round picks for the first or second pick in the next draft and try to land Wall?

.They were expected to select power forward Michael Beasley, point guard Derrick Rose or guard O. J. Mayo.^ I’m looking forward to getting a look at Michael Beasley.
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^ The 76ers are said to be looking for a forward and a guard, so Udonis Haslem and Daequan Cook could be a starting point.

^ A: They’re both big body point guards.

.Immediately following the draft lottery, Pat Riley suggested the team would listen to any trade offers for the second overall pick.^ Following the 2003 season, the team drafted talented guard Dwyane Wade in the NBA Draft.
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^ I think Riley would love to coach another great team.

^ Lamar Odom championship Lamar Odom: Yes, the Heat has long fancied Lamar, which is why, amid Odom's difficult negotiations with the Lakers, Pat Riley's team has been injected into the conversation.

.However, he did stress the right offer would have to be made in order for the Heat to even consider such a trade (e.g., the Kevin Garnett trade to Boston from the 2007 offseason).^ Did the Heat offer Beasley for No.

^ As far as the Heat's risk, if you thought you even had a five-percent chance at landing him, would you cast that aside?

^ As for sign-and-trades, that would only be considered if the situation truly turned desperate for both Odom and the Lakers.

.On June 26, 2008, the Bulls selected Rose as expected, leaving the Heat to select Beasley.^ For the best selection of both Miami Heat tickets and Bulls tickets , check out our inventory for whatever seats you are looking for!
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^ Michael Beasley, the second player drafted in 2008, is starting for the Heat and responding with 16.5 points a six rebounds.
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^ Published in Game Threads and tagged Chicago Bulls , Derrick Rose , Game Thread , Jermaine O'Neal , Luol Deng , Miami Heat , Tyrus Thomas .
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.In the second round, with the 52nd overall pick, the Heat chose Kansas forward Darnell Jackson.^ Trades 2012 second-round pick to New Jersey .

^ Acquires 2010 second-round pick (top-50 protected) from New Jersey .

^ Q: Would the Heat consider offering Beasley and its first-round picks for the first or second pick in the next draft and try to land Wall?

.Somewhat unexpectedly, it was announced that the Heat agreed to trade the lesser two of their three 2009 second-round draft picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the draft rights of talented Kansas guard Mario Chalmers, who helped lead Kansas to the NCAA championship, including making a three-point shot that sent the game to overtime.^ Miami Heat vs Minnesota Timberwolves .
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^ Mario Chalmers was the better of the Heat's point guards.

^ Or call it reality, considering Mario Chalmers was a second-round pick.

It was also later announced that Darnell Jackson's draft rights were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the lesser of their two second-round picks in 2009.
.In early July, the free agent period began and with limited cap space the Heat signed local James Jones (basketball player) as the team's three-point specialist.^ The Heat shot 58% from the field and from three-point range through three quarters and held a well-deserved 29-point lead.
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^ The Miami Heat franchise dates back to 1988, when the National Basketball Association announced that they would be adding four teams to the league between 1988 and 1989.
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^ The recent 2004-05 seasons marked a season of reunion for the HEAT, as four former Miami Heat players and coaches rejoined the team for a push for an NBA championship.
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.Along with the acquisition of Yakhouba Diawara and Jamaal Magloire the Heat added depth and experience to their roster.^ By J.E. Skeets Key Players Added: Michael Beasley (draft, Kansas State), Superintendent Mario Chalmers (draft, Springfield's school district), Yakhouba Diawara (free agent, Denver), the baby-faced assassin James Jones (free agent, Portland), Jamaal Magloire (surprisingly, free agent) .
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^ Jamaal Magloire, and not Joel Anthony, was the Heat's first center off the bench.
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^ His experience helped to reshape the Heat roster with additions including Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway and Jamal Mashburn.
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.On September 29, 2008, Randy Pfund stepped down as General Manager, elevating Pat Riley to that position.^ Riley had hinted earlier he wanted to coach the team, but insisted he had nothing to do with Van Gundy stepping down.

^ So unless he brings in an A-list general manager, sort of like what Gregg Popovich has with R.C. Buford in San Antonio, I can't see Pat ever wearing both hats again.

.Four days later, the Miami Heat signed point guard Shaun Livingston, a former L.A Clipper.^ Q: Where is miami heat playing these days ?
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^ Miami Heat makes it official, signs guard Rafer A .
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^ The Miami Heat franchise dates back to 1988, when the National Basketball Association announced that they would be adding four teams to the league between 1988 and 1989.
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.On November 5, 2008, 2nd-round draft pick and rookie Mario Chalmers of the Heat set a new franchise record of 9 steals in the game against the Philadelphia 76ers.^ Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers .
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^ Mario Chalmers' second-quarter assault on the rim was the type of play the Heat needs to see more of from the second-year point guard.

.That exceeded the old record set by Tim Hardaway for the most steals by a rookie in the Heat's 21 year history.^ Adding the final touch was a group of role players led by Isaac Austin would be named Most Improved Player as the Heat won their first division title with a solid 61-21 record.

^ The Heat would go on to miss the playoffs for the first time in 7 years with a disappointing 36-46 record.

^ The Heat would suffer a major setback in a year of change, as they finished in 4th place with a disappointing record of 32-50.

.On February 13, 2009, the Heat traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Toronto Raptors for center Jermaine O'Neal and forward Jamario Moon.^ Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat .
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^ But I think it's too late in the game to create a stink about the 2009-10 luxury tax, after making the decision to trade for Jermaine O'Neal.

^ Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat Flying to Toronto Wed 27th Jan 10 Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat 2696 2010-01-26 2 Toronto .
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Miami had been rumored to be pursuing O'Neal, as well as Amar'e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer. .The trade was meant to address the team's lack of a low post presence.^ The likely scenario would involve Miami trading a low-salaried player to a team below the salary cap that could absorb the deal without sending a player back.

.On April 3, 2009, the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Charlotte Bobcats.^ Q: I need cheap miami 2009 playoff heat tickets!
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^ Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats Flying to Miami Sat 20th Mar 10 Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats 2513 2010-03-19 2 Miami .
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^ NBA basketball Miami Heat got their first home win 5 games later, when they beat the Utah Jazz 101-80.
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.The Heat became the first team since the 1968-69 San Diego Rockets to go from 15 wins to the playoffs in one year.^ The Heat became the first team to win in Houston since Nov.

^ We were one miracle shot from coming out of LA with a win against the best team in the world.
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^ Alston cleared waivers Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, minimum-scale contract to return to the team he helped spark to the 2003-04 playoffs during Wade's rookie season.

.They were eliminated in seven games by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round.^ NBA basketball Miami Heat got their first home win 5 games later, when they beat the Utah Jazz 101-80.
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Players

For the complete list of Miami Heat players see: Miami Heat all-time roster.
For the players drafted by the Miami Heat, see: Miami Heat draft history.

Roster

Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 11 United States Alston, Rafer (S) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fresno State
C 50 Canada Anthony, Joel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) UNLV
G 8 Puerto Rico Arroyo, Carlos 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Florida International
F 30 United States Beasley, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas State
G 6 United States Chalmers, Mario 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
G 14 United States Cook, Daequan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ohio State
G/F 9 France Diawara, Yakhouba (IN) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Pepperdine
G 4 United States Hasbrouck, Kenny (IN) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Siena College*
F 40 United States Haslem, Udonis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
F 22 United States Jones, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Miami (Fla.)
C 21 Canada Magloire, Jamaal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Kentucky
F/C 7 United States O'Neal, Jermaine 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Eau Claire HS (SC)
G/F 5 United States Richardson, Quentin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 228 lb (103 kg) DePaul
G 3 United States Wade, Dwyane (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Marquette
G/F 1 United States Wright, Dorell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Leuzinger HS (CA)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2010-01-05

Notable players.

.
Wade guided the Heat to their first NBA Finals appearance and title in 2006.
  • Tim Hardaway (1996–2001) — Hardaway led the Heat to some of the franchise's best seasons and is their all-time leader in three point field goals (806).^ Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 12 out of the 20 seasons, captured seven division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4–2.
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    ^ As a HEAT fan, I am concerned with the fact that we have lost all of the pre-season games plus the first two conference games.
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    ^ One of the Heat’s biggest weaknesses is their bench — they get fewer points per game from the bench than any team in the NBA (according to ESPN Statistics).
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    .His jersey #10 was retired at American Airlines Arena on October 28, 2009.
  • Jamal Mashburn (1997–2000) — Mashburn was a key member of the Heat's four consecutive Atlantic Division championship teams.
  • Alonzo Mourning (1995–2001, 2004–2007) — Mourning is the holder of several franchise records, including games (538), rebounds (4807), and blocks (1625).^ December 05, 2009 at 10:28 AM .
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    ^ Keys to game: What the Heat do on offense is not a surprise, but that doesn’t make it that easy to stop: It’s a lot of pick-and-rolls and isolations for Wade.
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    ^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 Meta .
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    .His 9459 points were the most in franchise history until Dwyane Wade passed him on March 14, 2009. Mourning made five all-star games as member of the team and won two Defensive Player of The Year awards (1999, 2000).
  • Shaquille O'Neal (2004–2008) — The future Hall of Famer was with the Heat from 2004–2008, leading the Heat to their first championship.^ As a HEAT fan, I am concerned with the fact that we have lost all of the pre-season games plus the first two conference games.
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    ^ He won’t shoot aggressively and he doesn’t really take into account the game situation or the personnel when he goes to pass.
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    ^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 Meta .
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    .He was a 3x all-star and also helped the Heat to three Division championships during his four years with the Heat.
  • Glen Rice (1989–1995) — After averaging 13.6 points per game his rookie season Rice averaged more than 20 ppg for his remaining five seasons in Miami.^ NBA All-Star Game 2010 (2) .
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    ^ I would like to introduce you to Yvonne…she is only 81 years old, and dances once or twice a month at the Miami Heat games.
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    ^ Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 12 out of the 20 seasons, captured seven division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4–2.
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    The team made two trips to the playoffs during Rice's tenure. .Rice was traded to the Charlotte Hornets in the deal that brought Alonzo Mourning to the Heat.
  • Dwyane Wade (2003–present) — Picked fifth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft, Wade has been an All-Star since 2004. The Heat won their first NBA Championship in his third pro campaign and Wade was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP as he led the Heat to a 4–2 series win over the Dallas Mavericks.^ Dwyane Wade played out of his mind and the Heat deserve the win.
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    ^ Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 12 out of the 20 seasons, captured seven division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4–2.
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    ^ Keys to game: What the Heat do on offense is not a surprise, but that doesn’t make it that easy to stop: It’s a lot of pick-and-rolls and isolations for Wade.
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    He is the Heat's all-time leader with over 11,000 points and over 2,900 assists.

Basketball Hall of Famers

Pat Riley: Inducted in 2008

Retired and honored numbers

The Heat have retired 4 numbers, only 2 of which played for the franchise, and only 3 of which actually played basketball. Pat Riley retired Michael Jordan's signature #23 before his final game in Miami during the 2002–03 season as a tribute to his career.[4] .Miami retired Mourning's #33 during a halftime ceremony on March 30, 2009.[5] During the 2005–06 season the organization honored Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino #13 in respect of his contributions to the Miami Dolphins.^ December 06, 2009 at 10:33 AM .
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^ Miami Science Museum Open daily 10am-6pm, 2009 admission prices $18 adults, children 3-12, $13.
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[6] On October 28, 2009, Tim Hardaway's #10 Jersey[7] was retired during the Heat's 2009-2010 season opener vs. the New York Knicks.
Honored numbers:
Retired numbers:
No. 41, last worn by Glen Rice, has not been issued since his departure in 1995.
No. 32, last worn by Shaquille O'Neal, has not been used since he left early 2008.

Top 25 Heat Players of all time

.The 20th Anniversary list compiled by the Miami Heat to celebrate the players.^ Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats Flying to Miami Sat 20th Mar 10 Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats 2513 2010-03-19 2 Miami .
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^ Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat Flying to Dallas Sat 20th Feb 10 Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat 2335 2010-02-19 2 Dallas .
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[8]

Home arenas

Head coaches

Pat Riley coached the Heat to the NBA championship in the 2006 NBA Finals.
Stan Van Gundy coached for three seasons between the terms of Pat Riley.
There have been six head coaches for the Heat franchise. The franchise's first head coach was Ron Rothstein, who served for three seasons with the Heat. .Pat Riley, having coached the Heat for eleven seasons, is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (849), the most regular-season game wins (454), the most playoff games coached (50), and the most playoff-game wins (26); Stan Van Gundy is the franchise's all-time leader for the highest winning percentage in the regular season (.605).^ And while we have enough talent to overcome that and still win games, last season (and earlier this year) we had lots and lots of games where we had 7-8 players playing excellent in the same game.
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^ Not to mention Paul Pierce has shot under 40% for most of the season (imagine if this were Kobe) and Garnett is having his least effective season in more than 10 years.
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^ Kurt, you’ve said that a lot about if they lose these regular season games to Boston it means nothing.
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Riley is the only Heat head coach to be named one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history,[9] to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award, having won it in the 1996–97 season,[10] to have won the NBA championship with the Miami Heat (2006),[11] and to have been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach, having been elected into the Hall of Fame in 2008.[12] Erik Spoelstra is the only Heat head coach to have spent his entire NBA coaching career with the Heat, and has been the head coach of the Heat since 2008.[13]

Uniforms

.These are the Miami Heat uniforms worn since the 1999–00 season.^ Miami Heat 08 NBA 2nd Season Price: $24.99 $5.00 .
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.The alternate red jersey was introduced during the 2001–02 NBA season and is the unofficial Heat road uniform during the NBA Playoffs.^ This has been an inconsistent Heat team — they beat Orlando and Denver earlier in the season (not last night, they got thumped), but then almost gave New Jersey a win.
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.They are also the only team in the NBA to have the NBA logo on the right shoulder instead of the left.^ One of the Heat’s biggest weaknesses is their bench — they get fewer points per game from the bench than any team in the NBA (according to ESPN Statistics).
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In the 2009-10 season, the red alternates were tweaked to include the "MH" secondary logo on the left leg. .Similar to the Utah Jazz,Chicago Bulls and the Orlando Magic, the Heat have a dress code that prohibits players from wearing headbands on the court.^ Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Flying to Miami Thu 18th Mar 10 Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic 2512 2010-03-17 2 Miami .
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^ Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls Flying to Miami Fri 12th Mar 10 Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls 2509 2010-03-11 3 Miami .
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^ Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Flying to Chicago Sat 6th Feb 10 Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat 2290 2010-02-05 2 Chicago .
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However, they gave an exemption to Jermaine O'Neal.
Since the 2008 season, the Heat participated in the NBA's Noche Latina promotions. In commemorating the occasion, they use their black away uniforms, but with the wordmark "El Heat".

Franchise Accomplishments and Awards

Franchise Leaders

Individual Awards

All-Star
Conference Player of the Month*
# Player Date
1 Rice, GlenGlen Rice 01992-04 April 1992
2 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning 01999-12 December 1999
3 Odom, LamarLamar Odom 02004-03 March 2004
4 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02004-12 December 2004
5 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal 02005-03 March 2005
6 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02006-02 February 2006
7 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02008-12 December 2008
8 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02009-02 February 2009
Player of the Week*
# Player Date
1 Seikaly, RonyRony Seikaly 01990-03-11 March 11, 1990
2 Seikaly, RonyRony Seikaly 01993-03-07 March 7, 1993
3 Rice, GlenGlen Rice 01993-11-28 November 28, 1993
4 Gatling, ChrisChris Gatling 01996-03-24 March 24, 1996
5 Hardaway, TimTim Hardaway 01996-12-29 December 29, 1996
6 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning 01997-02-16 February 16, 1997
7 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning 01998-03-29 March 29, 1998
8 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning 01999-03-14 March 14, 1999
9 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning 01999-12-13 December 13, 1999
10 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning 02000-04-10 April 10, 2000
11 Jones, EddieEddie Jones 02002-01-07 January 7, 2002
12 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02004-02-22 February 22, 2004
13 Odom, LamarLamar Odom 02004-03-07 March 7, 2004
14 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02004-11-07 November 7, 2004
15 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal 02004-12-19 December 19, 2004
16 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02005-12-04 December 4, 2005
17 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02006-01-01 January 1, 2006
18 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02007-01-14 January 14, 2007
19 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02007-02-04 February 4, 2007
20 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02007-02-11 February 11, 2007
21 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02008-11-24 November 24, 2008
22 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02008-12-08 December 8, 2008
23 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade 02009-03-09 March 9, 2009
Rookie of the Month
USA Olympians
*Note: Beginning with the 2001–02 season the NBA began selecting a Player of the Week, Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month in both the Eastern and Western Conference. Beginning with the 2002–03 season the NBA began selecting a Coach of the Month in both the Eastern and Western Conference. Prior to selecting a winner in each conference a single winner for the entire league was selected for each of the aforementioned awards.

Radio and television

The flagship radio stations of the Miami HEAT are WINZ (940 AM) in English, with Mike Inglis and John Crotty calling games, and WQBA (1140 AM) in Spanish, with Jose Paneda and Joe Pujala on the call.
The Heat games are televised primary by Sun Sports with Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino. Previously, WBFS-TV, WFOR-TV, and WAMI-TV have all aired some games. Games are occasionally televised by TNT, ESPN, or ABC.
From 1988–1993, the HEAT were on WQAM. WINZ previously aired games from 1993–1996 and WIOD did from 1996–2008.

Heat Rivalries

References

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