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 The Miami heat is a professional National Basketball Association team that is located in Miami in Florida. During 1980s which was the prosperity period for NBA it added four expansion teams. The Miami Sports and the Exhibition Authority ultimately approved a certain group that was headed by a Hall of Famer named Billy Cunningham and a sports agent named Lewis Schaffel. They were friends amongst one another and the group was financed by Ted Arison who was the main owner. But as far as the everyday operations were concerned they were handled by Cunningham and Schaffel.

It is amongst the seven teams that are a member of the Atlantic Divisions of the Eastern Conference of National Basketball Association. They play their home games in the American Airlines Arena situated in Miami wearing red, gold and white colored uniforms. In the late eighties owing to Billy Cunningham’s Cheap Raiders Jerseys effect NBA agreed for the inclusion of four expansion teams namely the Charlotte Hornets, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat.

As a result Heat debuted in NBA in the year 1988 after the grant of an expansion team to assemble of investors. The team utilized its draft picks for the selection of Rony Seikaly, Kevin Edwards and Long. They posted a finishing record of 15-67. They used this low finish to their benefit and drafted Glen Rice and Sherman Douglas during the 1989 NBA Draft. They continued to make steady improvements in the coming years and made their first playoff appearance in 1991-1992 season with a finishing record of 38-44.

Their opponents Chicago Cheap Chiefs Jerseys Bulls managed to crush the Heat. Their players performed well. Steve Smith managed to make it to the NBA All-Rookie team whereas Glen Rice finished 10th overall in the NBA ratings. Pat Riley resigned as the head coach and promoted the assistant coach, Stan Van Gundy to the position of the head coach. Dwyane Wade, Lamar Odom and Rafer Alston were drafted in 2003. They defeated the New Orleans 4-3 in the playoffs but eventually lost Cheap Broncos Jerseys to the Indiana Pacers in the semifinals. O'Neal’s acquisition was made in the following year, 2004 in return for Lamar Odom, Caron Butler and Brian Grant. Riley took charge as coach for the 2nd time in 2005 after the resignation of Gundy.

The team has been wearing the same uniforms since the 1999-00 season. The red colored jerseys were launched in 2001-02 NBA season and has since been the unofficial Heat road uniform for the Playoffs. It is the only team that supports the logo of NBA on its left shoulder rather than the right one like he other teams. In May 2008 the team was given a 2nd pick in the 2008 NBA draft owing to the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery. It is expected that they will either choose Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose or O.J. Mayo. After the lottery the head coach announced that they were open to trade offers.



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