Heat assistant coach Dan Craig took his spot for Miami’s 113-107 overtime loss to the Pacers. Apart from his famous victories on the court, the notoriously private coach also has everything going for him in his personal life. Want every headline right at your fingertips? Photo: Jamie McCarthy / Staff/Getty Images. We're able to spend our meals together. Since taking over the reins as head coach at Miami Heat in 2008, Erik Spoelstra has been all about breaking records. Since taking over the reins as head coach at Miami Heat in 2008, Erik Spoelstra has been all about breaking records. In March 2018, the couple welcomed their first child together, son Santiago Ray Spoelstra. Last week he tallied $70,000 during a 24-hour Twitch session. Been reading my books.". In his words: "It's been an incredible blessing to be around our family much more often. Avi Rothman Is Kristen Wiig's Handsome Fiancé and the Father of Her Twins— Who Is He? Growing up, Sapp was surrounded by art lovers — her grandmother and aunt taught her how to paint. Second-year guard already took down franchise record, NBA marks next target, Veteran Andre Iguodala contributes 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting, 4 3-pointers. In 1995, Spoelstra launched his NBA career when he joined the Heat as a video coordinator. "This is not a time to just sit around and do nothing," Leonard said. The Heat announced that Nikki Spoelstra gave birth to a healthy son, at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, 19 inches. He is the first Asian-American head coach to win the NBA championship, and he did it in style, claiming back-to-back victories in 2012 and 2013. On Monday, the Sixers lifted the curtain on the Daryl Morey era. During that period, he claimed the NBA championship twice with the help of a star-studded lineup, which included LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. In his words: "Am I ready? I don't know. We and other data collection technologies to provide the best experience for our customers. If you are having difficulty accessing any content on this website, please visit our Accessibility page. One of his usual answers spilled into his efforts to help during the coronavirus outbreak. NBA coach Erik Spoelstra is married to former cheerleader Nikki Sapp, and they share two sons. You agree that your personal information will be used to send you messages about NBA related products and services, and share your personal information with NBA partners and affiliates so that they can also contact you about products and services that might be of interest to you. And number two, how do we continue to impact people at a high level? By clicking "Submit", you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. His father, former NBA executive Jon Spoelstra, worked for several NBA franchises, including Buffalo Braves, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, and New Jersey Nets. While studying at FIU, she became a Miami Heat dancer and was also a dance teacher at a studio. The notoriously private couple did not reveal their son's name until three days after he was born. Erik Spoelstra’s Wife Nikki Reacts to Heat Win (Photos) The Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 on Sunday evening. Heat forward Meyers Leonard has raised nearly $300,000 by hosting online gaming tournaments. It’s expected that Spoelstra will coach the next Heat game, when Miami plays host to Cleveland on Tuesday night. Nikki Sapp is undoubtedly a joy to behold, but this blonde bombshell is not all about her looks — she has brains, plenty of talent, a heart of gold, and a love for contemporary fine art. Nikki Spoelstra entered labor on Saturday, prompting her husband to leave Indianapolis almost immediately after getting word that the birth was looming. After college, she moved to Los Angeles, where she got a job as an associate in an art gallery. | Photo: Getty Images. In December 2019, the couple welcomed their second son, Dante Nicholas Spoelstra. The vote by members of the players union will show how many prefer a 72-game season that starts on Dec. 22, or a season of perhaps 58 or 60 games. Ericka Weems, the sister of Cavs director of scouting Brandon Weems, was found shot dead in her home on Monday. NBA coach Erik Spoelstra is married to former cheerleader Nikki Sapp, and they share two sons. Despite the buzz surrounding the NBA, Erik Spoelstra's family remains his utmost priority. The 47-year-old Spoelstra had not missed any of his previous 908 Heat games – 795 regular season, 113 more in the playoffs – since becoming coach in 2008. The restaurant chain used a Spo-ism to thank him. Spoelstra is the latest from the Heat organization to offer assistance during the pandemic. 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