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Heat coach Spoelstra recalls 'Godfather' scene in coaching journey

May 10, 2020 - 9:22 PM

Fil-Am mentor Erik Spoelstra shares how he took an unusual path to coaching in the NBA

LONG ROAD. Before manning the sidelines, Erik Spoelstra worked behind the scenes as a video coordinator for Miami. File photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

'Projects' keep Heat fired up, says Spoelstra

Apr 11, 2020 - 5:48 PM

'We’re working,' says Fil-Am Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. 'Much of this is just to give everybody a routine and something to build their day around'

CONNECTED. Miami Heat players like Jimmy Butler (left) and Jae Crowder make sure to stay engaged with the team. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to ‘feel real empathy’

Apr 05, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Even with the NBA on hiatus, Miami mentor Erik Spoelstra wants the Heat to keep 'thinking of others'

BREAK. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s spending more time with his family. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra recharged for 2018-2019 NBA season

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:33 PM

As a new dad, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season

BACK IN THE GRIND. As a new dad, Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Erik Spoelstra passes Pat Riley for most wins in Miami Heat history

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Coach Spo gets his 455th win in what he calls an 'old-school, tough' manner against the Clippers

MENTOR. Despite passing Riley for most wins in franchise history, Spoelstra says 'he's still my coach.' Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images/AFP

Norris Cole: 'Love from PH was obvious’ at Miami Heat championships

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:12 PM

The former back up point guard of the Heat is appreciative of the time he got to spend with Filipino American head coach Erik Spoelstra

Heat beat Thunder on Dwyane Wade's clutch free throws

Dec 04, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Dwyane Wade rattled in two game winning free throws with 1 5 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 97 95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder

Dwyane Wade scored 28 points in the Miami Heat victory. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

5 reasons why the Miami Heat should tank the rest of the way

Apr 11, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The Miami Heat have struggled with injuries inconsistency and rebuilding in the post LeBron era Should the Heat shut it down for the rest of the season?

COOLED DOWN. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat have found it hard to recapture form in the post-LeBron era. Photo by AFP/Christian Petersen

WATCH: Heat coach Spoelstra shows off karaoke skills

Mar 05, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Erik Spoelstra showed off his vocal talents with his rendition of Michael Jackson s Billie Jean but was the performance a thriller?

Erik Spoelstra shows that he can get his groove on with the microphone and on the dance floor. Screen shot from YouTube

Heat star Bosh sidelined by lung trouble

Feb 21, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Some reports say Chris Bosh has a blood clot in his lungs but Heat coach Erick Spoelstra says It s too early for an ultimate diagnosis

HEALTH ISSUE. Miami's Chris Bosh, seen here protecting the ball against Atlanta's Paul Millsap, is dealing with some lung troubles. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Injury woes pile up for Miami Heat as Bosh is sidelined

Dec 16, 2014 - 2:09 PM

I told the guys this afternoon there will be brighter days said Erik Spoelstra as his club struggles without Chris Bosh Dwyane Wade and Josh McRoberts

BOSH-AMANIA. Chris Bosh will sit out indefinitely with a strained calf. Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/ NBAE /Getty Images /AFP

Gilas' success 'a great reflection of the PBA', says Tim Cone

Sep 06, 2014 - 11:47 AM

The PBA s winningest coach says that Gilas Pilipinas performance in Spain has be a great reflection on the league

San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone believes that Gilas Pilipinas has boosted the image of the PBA internationally. Photo by Josh Albelda

Holding Court - With LeBron gone, the Heat pick up the pieces

Jul 24, 2014 - 3:12 PM

After LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland Wade Bosh and the Miami Heat have a tough task ahead in rebuilding to championship status

TURN DOWN. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are tasked with helping guide the new-look Miami Heat after LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Erik Spoelstra won't hold grudge against LeBron James

Jul 17, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra says he has no hard feelings towards LeBron James after the former NBA MVP signed with his original team in Cleveland

Erik Spoelstra (R) had nothing but good will for LeBron James (L) after he left the team to return to Cleveland. Photo by Aaron Sprecher/EPA

Spoelstra to Pacquiao: Come hang with the Heat

Jun 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Erik Spoelstra would like Manny Pacquiao to come hang out with the Miami Heat but don t look for him to add the Filipino boxing champ to the coaching staff anytime soon

MEET THE HEAT. Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants new PBA coach Manny Pacquiao to hang with the two-time defending NBA champion Heat. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA

NBA: James triple-double leads Heat over Pistons

Mar 29, 2014 - 1:14 PM

LeBron James achieved his 37th career triple double but only his first this season to rout the Pistons and bounce back from their loss to Indiana

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. LeBron James notches his first triple-double of Miami Heat's current campaign to deal the Detroit Pistons a blowout loss. File Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA: Paul Pierce powers Nets to another win over struggling Heat

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Paul Pierce tallied 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter as the Brooklyn Nets continued their mastery over reigning NBA champ Miami Heat with a nail biting 96 95 win Wednesday

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Paul Pierce lit up the Heat for 29 to lead the Nets to victory. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

LeBron bloodied but unbeaten as Heat rip Thunder‎

Feb 21, 2014 - 2:15 PM

LeBron James scored a game high 33 points despite having his nose bloodied and being knocked to the floor in the fourth quarter of Miami s 103 81 victory Thursday

HOT HEAT. LeBron James works on Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant during Game 4 of the NBA Finals from 2012. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: LeBron James takes out frustrations on Knicks

Feb 02, 2014 - 4:54 PM

LeBron James frustrated at himself and his Miami Heat teammates after being routed by Oklahoma City took it out on the New York Knicks in a 106 91 triumph Saturday

KING JAMES HOLDS COURT. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James made a statement to the league that the two-time defending champion Heat are not to be taken lightly. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Sports in 2013: Stories of resiliency

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Misfortunes struck comebacks were mounted and history was made in the last 365 days Look back on the biggest sports stories

Spoelstra featured in UNICEF campaign for Haiyan victims

Nov 14, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra a Filipino American releases a public service announcement with UNICEF

SPO FOR A CAUSE. Filipino-American Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra appeared in a UNICEF PSA to aid in typhoon relief. Screengrab from UNICEF PSA.

Hired to be fired: NBA coaches face little job security

Jun 16, 2013 - 4:49 PM

NBA coaches face little to no job security and star coaches Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra are not happy about it

HIRED TO BE FIRED. Spoesltra wanted to be a coach even during his playing days. Photo by Ignite Media/Venice Camacho.

Role players spark Heat's offense in Game 2

Jun 10, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Once again Miami s bench stepped up big time to lift the Heat against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2

TAKING CHARGE. With LeBron James unable to find his scoring touch, Ray Allen was one of the Heat who stepped up offensively to level the finals series with the Spurs in Game 2. Photo from NBA's Facebook page.

Heat's Spoelstra gets nod as East All-Star coach

Feb 04, 2013 - 8:09 AM

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will guide the Eastern Conference squad in the 62nd NBA All Star Game thanks to the reigning NBA champions 100 85 victory on Sunday at Toronto

Spotlight on Spoelstra: Coaching the best

Oct 31, 2012 - 3:07 AM

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra talks exclusively to Rappler about coaching his team and superstar LeBron James

Spoelstra brings trophy, humor to Manila

Aug 02, 2012 - 10:02 PM

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra visits the Philippines for the fourth time this time with the Larry O Brien trophy

Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra arrives in PH

Aug 01, 2012 - 5:27 PM

Fil Am Spoelstra will be in the Philippines until August 5 as part of the NBA Trophy Tour

Spoelstra arrives in Manila. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera.

Get the chance to meet Coach Spo

Jul 30, 2012 - 8:01 PM

Ten lucky NBA fans will get a chance to meet Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra

Spoelstra's hope: A Pinoy in the NBA

Jul 05, 2012 - 9:26 PM

The Miami Heat coach believes a Pinoy will make it someday it to the NBA

(Updated) NBA: LeBron leads Heat past Celtics to even series

Jun 08, 2012 - 12:05 PM

NBA Most Valuable Player James unleashed one of the greatest performances of his career