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5.14.2008

Eric Spoelstra




Eric Spoelstra
AKA Eric Celino Spoelstra

1st Filipino-American head coach for an NBA team, Miami Heat (2008)

QUOTE
"I am extremely honored to have been promoted to head coach of the Miami Heat. I am also thrilled to become the league’s first Filipino-American head coach. I am proud of my heritage, so this is a great honor."


ALIAS
"Coach Spo"

DATE OF BIRTH
November 1, 1970

BIRTHPLACE
Evanston, Illinois, USA

FATHER: Jon Spoelstra
MOTHER: Elisa Celino


USEFUL LINKS


NBA.com Coach Erik Spoelstra
NBA names its first Fil-Am coach
Spoelstra first Filipino NBA head coach
Erik Spoelstra: He puts the Heat on
Wikipedia Article on Erik Spoelstra

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