Miami Heat finalizing extension with Erik Spoelstra

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra addresses the media after game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 95-88 to win the NBA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The reigning NBA champions Miami Heat will start their 2013-14 training camp in Bahamas this week, before which it is expected that the team will announce their contract extension with head coach Erik Spoelstra, according to Yahoo.

Two-time NBA championship coach Erik Spoelstra is finalizing a multiyear contract extension with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

While most league owners and executives expected Spoelstra to ultimately remain with Miami, several franchises have intimated to Yahoo Sports they would’ve been prepared to pursue Spoelstra with the zeal of a star free agent had the Heat been unable to complete a deal to keep him.

(via Yahoo)

This was really a no-brainer for the team, as Spoelstra has done exceptionally well as the team’s head coach. He has been with the franchise for a long time and has a 260-134 head coaching record since taking over five years ago.

Despite the scrutiny and criticism, Spoelstra managed to gel the Big Three together and has coached his team to two championships in three finals appearances over the last three seasons.

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