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No questions for Erik Spoelstra before Game 5 vs. Nets (VIDEO)

May 14, 2014, 7:29 PM EST

NBA head coaches are required to be available to the media anywhere between 90 to 105 minutes prior to each game, and the procedure is even formal during the playoffs, when many more media members are in attendance and coaches for both teams are required to take the podium in an interview room set up specifically for this purpose.

Prior to Wednesday night’s Game 5 between the Heat and the Nets in Miami, however, Erik Spoelstra emerged unscathed.

Not one of the media members in attendance had a question for Spoelstra, so after sitting up there for a few seconds and surveying the scene, a big smile emerged and he gave two thumbs up as he left, realizing he was off the hook for one night of engaging in what at times can be a tedious task.

Before you’re too quick to jump on reporters for being lazy or unprepared, at least be aware that the more prominent ones in the room likely to ask the questions already did so at the morning shootaround. And since nothing’s changed in the last eight hours or so, there was no need to pursue any updates of interest.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - May 14, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    How’s Dwyane’s knees? You’re cute, are you available? How do you spell your last name? Who’s the best H-O-R-S-E player on the team? Do you consult with Kobe Bryant before making coaching decisions?

  2. xrateplaya - May 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Awesome questions get the guy a notepad hahaha

  3. getsome99 - May 14, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Any relevant questions the media has for the Heat will be directed towards James or Wade.

  4. sportsfan18 - May 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    They didn’t ask him what LeBron’s NEXT BIG STERLING announcement was going to be?

    Maybe he told Spo that he was going to start his own pro basketball league or something…

    Lazy scribes… falling down on the job…

  5. seattlesuperchronic - May 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Any one who uses the double thumbs up is alright by me.

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