2 weeks Spoelstra cites Alapag as Asian coaches make mark Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- Erik Spoelstra is the only NBA head coach of Asian descent when he took over the position for the Miami Heat in 2008. Spoelstra has come so far since starting as a video coordinator for the Heat in 1995. He has guided Miami to back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013 before steering the franchise back in the finals again this year for the fifth time since 2011. It has been an extraordinary journey for Spoelstra and the Filipino-American mentor knows it's only a matter of time before more Asian coaches get their big break. Spoelstra referred to ... more