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“Rising Storm” Episode Two: Replicating “Heat Culture?”

Related Topics: Erik Spoelstra, Rick Pitino

Pitino, players sit down to discuss the new St. John’s culture and the love of the game.

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Over the last four years, the tight knit culture that Erik Spoelstra has built with the Miami Heat has dominated the NBA. Through grit and unity, that culture has propelled Miami to multiple conference finals appearances and two finals appearances since 2020.

In the second episode of St. John’s new all-access docuseries, Men’s Basketball head coach Rick Pitino says he’d like to build a Heat-esque culture in Queens.