Erik Spoelstra, 42, has been coach of the Miami Heat for nearly two decades, and the franchise plans to keep it that way for years to come. Yahoo Sports reports that the Heat is closing in on a multi-year extension for head coach Spoelstra.
Spoelstra moved up the ranks from being a video coordinator to assistant coach, then to head coach when Pat Riley stepped up and took over GM duties for Miami in 2008. He is 260-134 all time with the Heat, and 170-60 during the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh era. Known for his robotic, lifeless answers to the press, Spoesltra has helped build the winning culture in Miami, while containing the enormous amount of ego on the superstar team.
“I want Spo here for a long, long time,” Heat president Pat Riley said last season.
Keeping Spoelstra is a no-brainer for Miami. Spoelstra was a good coach with a gaggle of young talent in 2008 and 2009—rising to leader of legends beginning 2010-2011.