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The Miami Heat are "reassigning" assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo, according to reports, paving the way for Juwan Howard to have a more prominent role on the team's coaching staff. 

By SI Wire
August 31, 2014

The Miami Heat are "reassigning" assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo, according to reports, further evolving head coach Erik Spoelstra's coaching staff and paving the way for Juwan Howard to have a more prominent role on the team's coaching staff. 

Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the "reassigning," reporting that both would likely still have jobs in the organization. The South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reported that the pair will not be a part of the coaching staff at all.

"As far as being on the bench, they no longer will be," a source told Winderman, adding that the two have been offered the opportunity to remain with the team in other capacities. "The staff is evolving."

Heat assistant coach David Fizdale, who is viewed as a likely future NBA head coach, has become Spoelstra's top lieutenant with the Heat over the past few years. The move could provide Fizdale, who was hired by Spoelstra when he got the Heat job in 2008, more autonomy on the Heat's bench.

The reshuffling comes amid an offseason of roster turnover for the Heat, who most notably lost LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency. The Heat go into next season having advanced to four consecutive NBA Finals, winning two of those series.

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-Brett LoGiurato

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