Erik Jon Spoelstra

Erik Jon Spoelstra  ( born November 1, 1970)

Erik Jon Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He has won two NBA championships as the head coach of the Heat.

 A Filipino American, Spoelstra is the first Asian-American head coach in the history of the four major North American sports leagues and the first Asian-American head coach to win an NBA title.

Spoelstra played college basketball with the Portland Pilots before playing professionally and coaching in Germany.

He served as assistant coach and director of scouting for the Heat from 2001 to 2008, during which time the team won the 2006 NBA Finals.

Spoelstra was born in Evanston, Illinois, to Jon Spoelstra and Elisa Celino.