Chris Broussard claims Erik Spoelstra never ‘fully coached’ LeBron James, Tony Fiorentino responds

Tony Fiorentino and Eric Reid

Coach Tony has no time for your Spoelstra disrespect.

Tony Fiorentino, the long-time television voice of the Miami Heat who is entering his final season of broadcasting, took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his displeasure with an opinion given by Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard.

Broussard was critical of Erik Spoelstra while appearing on the HoopsHype podcast, lumping Spoelstra in with the all the coaches that LeBron James has had in his career, while attempting to support his assertion that James has never had an elite coach.

While mentioning a group of coaches, which includes Spoelstra, Tyronn Lue and Mike Brown, Broussard said that James has never had a “legendary coach who could’ve fully coached him.”

When a HotHotHoops article, headlined “Chris Broussard rips Erik Spoelstra for not ‘fully coaching’ LeBron,” came across Fiorentino’s Twitter timeline, he delivered a strong retort to Broussard’s claims.

“Another example of a pseudo expert who never coached, exposing his ignorance,” Fiorentino said in response to Broussard.

Since James left Miami in 2014, Spoelstra has coached Miami to a 126-120 record and was named co-recipient of the National Basketball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year Award last season.

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