Miami Heat Extended Head Coach Erik Spoelstra’s Contract

by December 16, 2011
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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.”