Facts of Erik Spoelstra
|Full Name:||Erik Spoelstra|
|Birth Place:||November 01, 1970|
|Father's Name:||Jon Spoelstra|
|Mother's Name:||Elisa Celino|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Two(Santiago Ray Spoelstra)|
|Education:||University of Portland|
|Salary:||$3 m US|
|Net Worth:||$10 m US|
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Erik Spoelstra is a professional basketball coach for the Miami Heat team of the National Basketball Association. He is the Filipino-American head coach in the NBA and North American professional sports team.
Erik Spoelstra: Bio, Age, Family, Education
Erik Spoelstra was born on November 1, 1970, in Evanston, Illinois, the U.S. He is 49 years old. Erik belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is Asian-American. His father’s name is Jon Spoelstra and his mother’s name is Elisa Celino.
His father Jon was an NBA executive for the different teams such as Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Buffalo Braves, and New Jersy Nets. His mother Elisa was from San Pablo, Laguna in the Philippines. His grad father Watson Spoelstra is late Detroit’s sportswriter.
For education, he joined Raleigh Hills Elementary and Whitford jr. High School when he with his family shifted to Portland, Oregon. He is in High school, he is exceptionally good at Point guard on the basketball team. He received a basketball scholarship offers from the University of Portland. Therefore, he attended that university and spend his four years as a point guard for his team. In all his four years Erik’s averaged 9.2 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game. In 1992, he graduated from the University of Portland.
Erik Spoelstra Career, Assistant Coach, Head Coach
He gave a start to his career as a player and then he was engaged with the German professional basketball club, Tus Herten as a player-assistant coach from 1993 to 1995. He had surgery because of his back problem at the end of the second year.
Spoelstra was offered a two-year contract by the Tus Hertan but he goes for the NBA’S Miami Heat offer in 1995. Spoelstra was working as the Heat’s Video Coordinator and after 2 years he got an opportunity to be an assistant coach as well as a video coordinator. As an assistant coach, he has helped and contributed his strategy to his team buy which many players improved their jump shot and point guard.
He won the 2006 NBA Finals when he was an assistant coach in Miami Heat. In April 2008, he became the head coach of Miami Heat. His team had suffered from a huge loss in the previous season at the beginning of the first year as a head coach.
But his team Miami Heat won the match against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012 NBA Finals. He leads his team to a 27-game winning streak which is second-longest in NBA history. Miami also reached in NBA finals but they lose to San Antonio Spurs in 2014. Miami Heat has defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 90-85 and he got his 455th win as the head coach on December 16, 2017.
Erik Spoelstra: Married life, Wife, Children
Erik Spoelstra is a married man. He is married to Nikki Sapp. They got married on July 22, 2016. Their engagement was on September 17, 2015. Nikki is a former Miami Heat cheerleader.
As a sign of their love, they have two children. Their first child son Santiago Ray Spoelstra was born Sunday, on March 25th, 2018. Their second child daughter was born in December 2019 and her name is not revealed yet.
Erik Spoelstra: Net worth, Salary, House
Erik Spoelstra has a net worth of $10m US and his salary is around $3 m US. He bought a house with Five-bedroom at 3720 Poinciana Avenue in $2.6 million US in 2016. Later, in February 2017, he sold that house in $2.5 million US.
Spoelstra received a $6 million contract from Miami Heat in December 2011
Body Measurement: Height, Hair color
He has a good height of 6 feet 2 inches with bodyweight black hair and hazel eyes.
Erik is active on social media sites on Twitter and Facebook. He has more than 34 k followers on Twitter and 549 k on Facebook.
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