Wade: Riley Didn’t Explain Spoelstra Hire
The whirlwind starts next week for Dwyane Wade, with Tuesday appearances on “The View” and Letterman. It continues with a book tour that opens that day in New York with the release of his parenting treatise, “A Father First: How my life became bigger than basketball,” and continues with three stops later in the week in South Florida.
To a degree, the book is a surprise in that respect, with far more basketball detail than hinted at in the advance publicity, including a final chapter devoted to the collaboration of Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh in defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals.
Of Pat Riley stepping aside as coach in favor of (Miami coach Erik) Spoelstra in 2008, he notes it happened, “without much explanation given for his change in thinking.”