Erik Jon Celino Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach who is the head coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Of Filipino descent from his mother's side, he is the first partly Asian-American head coach in the history of the four major North American sports leagues and the first Asian-American head coach to win an NBA championship. From 2001 to 2008, Spoelstra served as assistant coach and director of scouting for the team. Thereafter he was promoted to head coach. Prior to the 2010–11 season, team President Pat Riley assembled a superstar trio of free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh joining Dwyane Wade. While Spoelstra was head coach, the Heat made four consecutive finals appearances, with trips to the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 NBA Finals, winning the championship in both 2012 and 2013.
|Born:||November 1, 1970, Evanston, Illinois|
|Listed height:||6 ft 2 in|
|High school:||Jesuit (Beaverton, Oregon)|
|NBA draft:||1992 / Round / Pick|
About Erik Spoelstra
NBA head coach who led the Miami Heat to NBA titles in 2012 and 2013.
He was named Conference Freshman of the Year while playing point guard for the University of Portland.
He started working as a video coordinator for the Heat in 1995 and became an assistant coach two years later.
His parents are named Jon and Elisa and he has an older sister. In 2015, he got engaged to former Miami Heat dancer Nikki Sapp and the couple got married in July 2016.
He was pressured to win an NBA Championship when LeBron James joined the Heat in 2010.
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- Miami Heat assistant coaches
- Portland Pilots men's basketball players
- Jesuit High School (Beaverton, Oregon) alumni
- Miami Heat head coaches
- Sportspeople from Evanston, Illinois
- Basketball players from Oregon
- Sportspeople from Buffalo, New York
- Sportspeople from Portland, Oregon