"I think eventually, if things don't turn around, I think eventually the weight's going to fall there where [without] the success they were hoping for, there will be a real drive for the players to have some kind of change," Jackson said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.
Jackson said if things get worse, he could see Heat president Pat Riley taking over for current Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
"There's a chance for that, I would say. It would take a lot more losses like the ones we've seen. The scenario that sits kind of behind the scene, is that eventually these guys that were recruited -- Bosh and James -- by Pat Riley and Micky Arison, the owner, are going to come in and say, 'We feel you (Riley) can do a better job coaching the team. We came here on the hopes that this would work,' and whatever, I don't know," Jackson said. "That's kind of my take on it, is that eventually if things don't straighten out here soon, it could be the (Stan) Van Gundy thing all over again."
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Expectations were sky high for the Heat prior to the season after forming the Miami Thrice of LeBron James and Chris Bosh to go along with Dwyane Wade. So far, the team stands at 8-6, struggling to find a comfort zone with each other.
"That record, I think, says a lot about coming together with some real talented guys, and not having a base," Jackson said on the show. "And then some things happened to them, Wade getting hurt. They're still kind of searching out how they're going to find a role and work their roles together."