When Did Erik Spoelstra Start Coaching the Miami Heat?

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jan 10, 2023, 6:17 PM
  • Erik Spoelstra has been the head coach of the Miami Heat since 2008.
  • Spoelstra is in his 15th season as the Heat’s head coach.

Even when LeBron James isn’t on the team, head coach Erik Spoelstra has led the Miami Heat to success.

No matter who has been on the roster, the Heat seemingly always find a way to win with Spoelstra as head coach. They have the best NBA odds to win their division as of Jan. 10.

When Did Erik Spoelstra Start Coaching the Miami Heat?

Erik Spoelstra became the head coach of the Miami Heat on April 28, 2008. He’s in his 15th season in that role.

What’s Erik Spoelstra’s Career Coaching Record?

Erik Spoelstra is 681-473 in the regular season as a head coach as of Jan. 10. He has a win percentage of .590.

Spoelstra has been even better in the playoffs with a 96-65 record in the postseason, a win percentage of .596.

Did Erik Spoelstra Play in the NBA?

Erik Spoelstra never played in the NBA. However, he did enjoy a successful collegiate career at the University of Portland. He was the starting point guard for four years there and was the West Coast Conference freshman of the year in 1989.

After graduating from college in 1992, Spoelstra was a player/coach for two years at Tus Herten, a professional team in Germany.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.