Erik Spoelstra in as Coach at Miami?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Erik Spoelstra in as Coach at Miami?

Post by Stonehouse on Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:06 am

Some reports are saying he's in as the Heat's next coach:

The reports -- from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald and The Associated Press -- say Riley will stay on as team president.

The Sun Sentinel reported that current Heat assistant coach Erik Spoelstra would replace Riley.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3372092

For those who don't know, Erik was a point guard at UP in the late 80's/early 90's and still is in the Pilot record books as one of our top three point shooters and assist guys. He's a Portland kid too... went to Jesuit, I think. He's been an assistant with Riley for something like 13-14 years now and has been rumored as the heir apparant for a while.

But after this dreadful season, I was a bit worried that the owner would want to go in a different direction, but clearly Riley still has enough juice to put Spoelstra in place.

If it's true, congrats to Erik!!!

Stonehouse
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2990
Age : 34
Location : Portland, OR
Registration date : 2007-06-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Erik Spoelstra in as Coach at Miami?

Post by KFTC on Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:14 pm

Confirmed, according to ESPN.com.

KFTC
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer

Number of posts : 247
Registration date : 2007-10-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Erik Spoelstra in as Coach at Miami?

Post by Stonehouse on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:06 pm

Here's the official release from UP's website, which includes a link to Miami's official release:

http://www.portlandpilots.com/sports/mbball/release.asp?release_id=4962

Again, congrats to Erik!

Stonehouse
All-American
All-American

Number of posts : 2990
Age : 34
Location : Portland, OR
Registration date : 2007-06-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Erik Spoelstra in as Coach at Miami?

Post by goldhelmet on Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:19 pm

Good for him. Great to see a a local kid and UP grad in such a highly visible position. He's only 37, and he's been talking about coaching since he was playing here, so I'm very happy for him He did go to Jesuit Stoney. Very Happy You knew I would get that one in there. Basketball

goldhelmet
Bench Warmer
Bench Warmer

Number of posts : 269
Age : 54
Location : Lake Oswego, Oregon
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum