The Miami Heat and long-time head coach Erik Spoelstra have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2024-2025 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Spoelstra, 48, has spent his entire professional career with the Heat, starting in the video room, working up to becoming an advance scout, then serving as an assistant to Pat Riley’s coaching staff prior to taking over as the head coach in 2008.
When Miami opens up their 2019-2020 season, it will mark Spoelstra’s 12th season at the helm, the league’s second-longest-tenured active coach with one team, behind San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich.
Spoelstra has a .590 regular-season winning percentage and .602 in the playoffs, including four trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships.
He is highly respected around the league for his preparation for games.