When Erik Spoelstra talked about how the Heat would prepare for the Sixers in the playoffs, he mentioned the importance of Juwan Howard.
Then there is Howard, the 6-9 45 year old former All-Star forward who retired from the NBA after the 2013 NBA Finals with the Heat.
“Juwan could still play,” Spoelstra said. “He could still play 8 to 10 minutes. I say that all the time. He and [assistant coach] Chris Quinn still take the body-fat test and they will take that to their grave I’m sure. They’re ready to roll.”
The Knicks are looking for a coach who can connect with the modern player. It always helps when you can still hang in practice.