Erik Spoelstra Biography

( 1970 - )

Facts of Erik Spoelstra

Date of Birth: 1970, November 1
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Erik Jon Spoelstra
Famous Name Erik Spoelstra
Father Jon Spoelstra
Mother Elisa Celino
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Birth Place Evanston, Illinois
Currently Working For Miami Heats
Salary $3 million
Net Worth $8 million
Married to Nikki Sapp
Children son Santiago Ray Spoelstra
Profession basketball coach
Started career as basketball player
Awards NBA Champion (2006)
School attended Jesuit
University attended Portland
Graduated year 1988-1992
Father Nationality Dutch-Irish-American
Mother Nationality Filipino
Wife profession Dancer
Full Name Erik Jon Spoelstra
Current team Miami Heats
Position in Team Coach
Horoscope Scorpio
Birth Date November 1, 1970
School Location Beaverton, Oregon
University Team Portland
Career Earnings $15 million
No. of Twitter Followers 33.5 k
Height 6 feet 2 inch

Erik Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach who coaches in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Erik Jon Spoelstra currently works for the Miami Heats as their Coach. Erik Jon Spoelstra has coached for TuS Herten.


Working as a Coach, Spoelstra reportedly earns around $3 million as his yearly salary from Miami Heats. Further, Erik Jon Spoelstra has an estimated net worth of over $8 million. Erik married to Nikki Sapp in 2016.

Erik Spoelstra Early Life

Erik Jon Spoelstra was born on November 1, 1970, in Evanston, Illinois to parents Jon Spoelstra and Elisa Celino. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to Mixed ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Scorpio.

Spoelstra attended Jesuit in Beaverton, Oregon where he played for his high school basketball team. Erik participated in the Nike All-Star camp of Sonny Vaccaro in Princeton, New Jersey, together with future NBA players Alonzo Mourning, Shawn Kemp, Billy Owens, and Bobby Hurley before his senior year. After completing high school, Erik Jon Spoelstra enrolled at Portland and played for it.

Spoelstra received bids for basketball and finally accepted one from Portland University in his hometown and was named freshman of the year at the West Coast Conference in 1989. Erik majored in Communications.

He has been the pilot's starting point guard for four years, averaging 9.2 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. He is a member of the 1,000-point club of the school and is one of the leading pilot's careers in several statistical categories.

Erik Spoelstra's Net Worth

As of2018, Erik has an estimated net worth of over $8 million. He reportedly signed a contract with Miami Heats with a basic annual average salary of $3 million.

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Erik Jon Spoelstra so far has made earnings of $15 million from his entire NBA career.

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Kept aside Erik Jon Spoelstra financial earnings, his personal assets includes home and cars. Further, the NBA coach Spoelstra earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Erik Spoelstra Professional Career

Erik started his coaching career as an Assistant coach of Miami Heats, appointed in 2001. Spoelstra improved heat star Dwyane Wade's balance and jump shot after Summer Olympics.

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After Pat Riley 's decision to step down, he became head coach of the Miami Heat in 2008 April. Erik was the hand-picked successor of Riley. When Riley named Erik as head coach, he said: " This game is about younger coaches who are technologically skilled, innovative and who bring new ideas.

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 He is the first Asian-American to be the NBA head coach. After the free agent acquisitions of LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the team's expectations were raised significantly.

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After working as a head coach for years he received $6 million extensions in 2011 NBA season. Erik is the first Asian American head coach to win an NBA Championship and the second Heat head coach to win the title.  Moreover, he is the only coach leading Miami to finals several times and also the 8th coach to win two championships.

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During the 2012–13 season, Erik he was selected as head coach of the 2013 Eastern Conference All-Stars at the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, with the Eastern Conference at the time of selection holding the best record. He later coached the Heat for a winning 27-game series (second longest in NBA history).

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Heat has extended the contract of Spoelstra to an undisclosed multi-year agreement in 2013. Details have not been released, but he is expected to receive a salary increase and a greater role in the front office.

Erik became the 3rd coach to lead his team in four straight finals after leading Miami to 2014 NBA Finals.

Erik Spoelstra Personal Life

The Famous NBA star coach is 6 feet 2 inch tall in height. Spoelstra is not only a world-class athlete but also a very attractive individual.

Other than being a famous NBA Coach, Erik Jon Spoelstra is pretty famous in social media with a huge number of followers. Moreover, he gets thousands of likes in all of his posts and has 33.4 k followers on Twitter.

CAPTION: Erik with his wife Nikki Sapp SOURCE:

Erik married Nikki Sapp, a former member of the Miami Heat dance squad. During her time as a cheerleader for the team, the couple met between 2005 and 2008 but only began to date after leaving. In September 2015, they announced their commitment before they exchanged their vows in July 2016.

The couple greeted their first child, Santiago Ray Spoelstra, in March 2018. Born in Florida on 22 March 1987, she attended the Miami International University of Art & Design and graduated with a degree in fashion design.

Nikki also attended Florida International University where she received a degree in art history before becoming director of the Guy Hepner Contemporary Art Gallery in West Hollywood, Germany.

Facts and stats of Erik Spoelstra

  • Erik's birth name is Erik Jon Spoelstra 
  • Erik's birthplace is 
  • Erik's recent club in Evanston, Illinois
  • Erik's salary is $3 million
  • Erik's net worth is $8 million
  • Erik's wife is Nikki Sapp

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