Erik Spoelstra: ‘We Feel a Great Responsibility tor Jimmy to Win Now’

The Miami Heat are in a unique situation where they have the talent to be a contender now but also have the youth to be good in the future as well. With that in mind, head coach Erik Spoelstra isn’t worried about the future, he’s worried about winning now. 

In a recent media availability session, Spoelstra gave additional insight into the Heat’s priorities. He talked about how they owe it to Jimmy Butler to make sure they’re making moves to win now, rather than building for the future. 

“We feel a great responsibility for Jimmy to win now, instead of pushing this thing down the line.” 

After losing in the 2020 NBA Finals, Miami will look to run it back and try to win a title this season. This experience will be good for their young players in Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn, and Duncan Robinson.