Erik Spoelstra http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29776/all en NBA: Heat's Spoelstra gets nod as East All-Star coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nba-heats-spoelstra-gets-nod-east-all-star-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will guide the Eastern Conference squad in the 62nd NBA All-Star Game thanks to the reigning NBA champions' 100-85 victory on Sunday at Toronto.</p> <p>The victory kept the Heat, 30-14, atop the East after Sunday's games, which put Spoelstra, in his fifth season as Miami's coach, in position to coach in the annual matchup of elite talent for the first time in his career.</p> <p>The East and West stars will meet on February 17 at Houston, Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nba-heats-spoelstra-gets-nod-east-all-star-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra National Basketball Association National Basketball Association Finals AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 23:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744874 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA-Relentless LeBron reaping rewards of intense work ethic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/nba-relentless-lebron-reaping-rewards-intense-work-ethic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul hailed LeBron James as "almost unguardable" after the Miami star posted a fourth straight 30-point performance in the Heat's convincing 111-89 win on Friday.</p> <p>James' feat equalled the franchise record with only team mate Dwyane Wade having made four such productive displays in succession, and his 30 points came from just three quarters of action and nine-of-11 shooting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/nba-relentless-lebron-reaping-rewards-intense-work-ethic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra LeBron James LeBron James National Basketball Association Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750801 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Job security doesn't come easy for NBA coaches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/nba-job-security-doesnt-come-easy-nba-coaches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>When Erik Spoelstra was playing college basketball at the University of Portland he decided to tell his father that he would one day like to become a basketball coach.</p> <p>"He told me, he said 'Where did I go wrong? I've known too many coaches and they are all crazy.' He certainly didn't push me into it," Spoelstra said of his father, who was an NBA executive at the time.</p> <p>Perhaps Spoelstra's father knew something that Erik didn't -- that NBA head coaches are hired to be fired.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/nba-job-security-doesnt-come-easy-nba-coaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra Gregg Popovich National Basketball Association AFP Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:42:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5857947 at http://www.globalpost.com Heat, Spurs ready for 'torture' of Game Seven http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/heat-spurs-ready-torture-game-seven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs face each other in the decisive seventh game of the NBA Finals on Thursday with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich ready for another emotional roller coaster.</p> <p>The Spurs were five seconds away from winning the title on Tuesday before a Ray Allen three pointer forced overtime where Miami triumphed to level the series.</p> <p>Asked if he was able to enjoy the special atmosphere of a Game Seven, Popovich was unimpressed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/heat-spurs-ready-torture-game-seven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra National Basketball Association San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:21:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5863269 at http://www.globalpost.com Heat hold off Raptors to extend win streak to 9 games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131130/heat-hold-raptors-extend-win-streak-9-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Miami Heat battled the Toronto Raptors to a 90-83 victory on Friday night to extend their win streak to nine games in NBA action.</p> <p>With the victory, Miami improves to 13-3 on the season, second-best in the Eastern conference behind only the 15-1 Indiana Pacers.</p> <p>Miami controlled the tempo for the first two quarters and a half, going out to a 20-point lead. By the 4:03 mark of the fourth quarter, Toronto erased the deficit to two points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131130/heat-hold-raptors-extend-win-streak-9-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association Xinhua News Agency Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:17:04 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6004755 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: James nursing sore ankle, could miss Pacers clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131217/nba-james-nursing-sore-ankle-could-miss-pacers-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami superstar LeBron James is nursing a sore left ankle and could miss the NBA champion Heat's Wednesday showdown with current Eastern Conference leaders Indiana on Wednesday.</p> <p>James missed practice on Tuesday after he was hurt in Monday's 117-94 victory over the Utah Jazz.</p> <p>"It's a little sore," said James on Tuesday. "I'm getting around-the-clock treatment and we'll play it by ear."</p> <p>James twisted his left ankle in the third quarter, losing his balance while making a move against guard Brandon Rush.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131217/nba-james-nursing-sore-ankle-could-miss-pacers-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra LeBron James McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association AFP Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6023007 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: James misses Heat game with broken nose http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140223/nba-james-misses-heat-game-broken-nose <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was held out of Miami's home game on Sunday against Chicago with a broken nose he suffered against Oklahoma City on Thursday.</p> <p>The Heat's superstar forward torched the Thunder for 33 points to go along with seven rebounds in a 103-81 win, but departed late in the game after he was hit in the face by Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka on a driving dunk.</p> <p>James had been questionable leading up to Sunday's game against the Bulls, and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed less than two hours before tip-off that he would sit out.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140223/nba-james-misses-heat-game-broken-nose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra LeBron James National Basketball Association Serge Ibaka AFP Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:48:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6078913 at http://www.globalpost.com Cramp-prone James insists he will be ready for Game Two http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140606/cramp-prone-james-insists-he-will-be-ready-game-two <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Ginsburg</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - LeBron James insisted he will be "100 percent" for Game Two of the NBA Finals on Sunday after being forced from the series opener during crunch time against the San Antonio Spurs.</p> <p>James received two and a half bags of intravenous fluids after the Spurs' 110-95 victory on Thursday because of leg cramps he suffered midway through the fourth quarter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140606/cramp-prone-james-insists-he-will-be-ready-game-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Erik Spoelstra LeBron James LeBron James National Basketball Association Thomson Reuters Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:18:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6169157 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Spoelstra invites Pacman to hang with Heat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140610/nba-spoelstra-invites-pacman-hang-heat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Erik Spoelstra would like Manny Pacquiao to come hang out with the Miami Heat, but don't look for him to add the Filipino boxing champ to the coaching staff anytime soon.</p> <p>"That won't happen, but I'd love to have him come out and spend some time with the team," Spoelstra said Tuesday.</p> <p>Pacquiao announced recently he plans to become the player-coach of the newly-created Kia Motors team when the next season of the Philippine Basketball Association begins.</p> <p>"Even when I was a kid, even before I learned to box, basketball was my first love," said Pacquiao.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140610/nba-spoelstra-invites-pacman-hang-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Erik Spoelstra Erik Spoelstra Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Wed, 11 Jun 2014 01:30:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6172574 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Spoelstra won't hold grudge against James http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/nba-spoelstra-wont-hold-grudge-against-james <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Miami coach Erik Spoelstra says he has no hard feelings towards LeBron James, who decided to bolt the Heat and return to his former team the Cleveland Cavaliers.</p> <p>Speaking for the first time about James' surprise move, which was announced last Friday, Spoelstra said he wishes James all the best in Cleveland.</p> <p>"He seemed at peace with the decision," Spoelstra told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper. "We don't have any regrets. He shouldn't have any regrets. It was a historic four-year run."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140716/nba-spoelstra-wont-hold-grudge-against-james" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Spoelstra McDonald's High School All-Americans National Basketball Association AFP Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:31:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6206929 at http://www.globalpost.com