Latest Miami Heat News

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I embrace the...

Draft lottery may decide Williamson's first NBA stop

May. 13, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zion Williamson's immediate future is likely to be decided by the bounce of 14 pingpong balls. The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night in Chicago, where some team will be awarded the No. 1 pick in the June 20 draft — and, presumably, the chance to grab Williamson with that selection....

Riley reflects on Heat season, says time to think is needed

Apr. 13, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A flight was awaiting Miami Heat President Pat Riley on Saturday, just as he hoped. It just wasn't to Toronto or Milwaukee for Game 1 of a playoff series. That's the problem. Riley's second home in Malibu, California, is one of his happy places — though with the NBA playoffs starting...

And now, the Heat prepare for life after Dwyane Wade

Apr. 11, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has gone full circle. He arrived in Miami in 2003, holding his 16-month-old son Zaire at the introductory news conference the day after the Heat drafted him and changed their franchise forever. The last time he would speak in that very same room as an active NBA player was earlier...

Wade has triple-double in finale; Nets beat Heat for 6 seed

Apr. 11, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade was hurting, sitting on the training table trying to get enough treatment to get him on the floor one last time. A couple of hours later, he looked like a guy capable of playing well beyond the final night of his career. Wade had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his last...

'Still amazing': Dwyane Wade plays his last game in Miami

Apr. 10, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's final home game was memorable for countless reasons. All of his children were there. Former President Barack Obama sent a video, one of many tributes. Fans came early and stayed late, chanting his name. His wife slapped his backside in recognition of his making a 3-pointer. He...

Wade goes out a winner in Miami, Heat top 76ers 122-99

Apr. 9, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's wife was slapping his backside in celebration. His oldest son, the heir to the Wade basketball throne, was on the Miami bench for the final minutes. Former President Barack Obama sent a video. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were courtside. The "M-V-P" chants rained down while...

Clippers claim guard Rodney McGruder off waivers

Apr. 9, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have claimed guard Rodney McGruder off waivers, although he won't be eligible to play for Los Angeles in the postseason. McGruder averaged 7.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 66 games for the Miami Heat this season. He's been with them for three seasons. The...

Heat playoff hopes take a hit with OT loss in Toronto

Apr. 7, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Another frustrating finish left the Miami Heat's playoff hopes hanging by a thread. An untimely whistle by an official led to a disjointed final sequence in regulation, and the Heat wound up losing 117-109 in overtime to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Miami had the ball in the frontcourt...

Heat need win to guarantee Wade's playoff push will continue

Apr. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami controls its destiny, which sounds good. Miami could also be eliminated on Sunday as well. And Dwyane Wade's "One Last Dance" might end without a playoff berth. The Heat have not...