Miami Heat Extended Head Coach Erik Spoelstra’s Contract

by December 16, 2011

Pat RIley confirmed this afternoon that head coach Erik Spoelstra’s contract situation has been resolved (terms of the deal were not released.) From the Palm Beach Post: “Riley on Spoelstra’s contract status: ‘Erik’s contract HAS been extended. We have one of great young coaches in the league … We want him to become a Hall of Famer.’ When was it taken care of? ‘Recently. Thirteen seconds ago. If u were tweeting.’ Riley on Spoelstra: ‘Contrary to what people might think, I am not a helicopter flying over him all the time. I give him freedom and space.’ Riley says Spo wouldn’t ‘have never been a lame duck coach, even though you would have made him one.’ Says they extended so no team would steal him.”