Waiters Credits Spoelstra’s ‘Tough Love’ For Success

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Erik Spoelstra and Dion Waiters needed time. The Heat’s intense coach and the uber-confident guard spent a lot of time getting know each other, trying to understand each other.

And it wasn’t easy. Waiters said the two were “bumping heads” early on.

Waiters, 25, calls it “tough love.”

“It’s good bumping heads. It’s not anything bad. It’s like, `I’m challenging you. You can do more. Don’t settle for that,’” he said.

Source: Tom D’Angelo of The Palm Beach Post