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NBA coach Erik Spoelstra is married and a father of two.

Relationship Facts of Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra is married to Nikki Sapp {Compare Couple}.
Erik Spoelstra married on July 22, 2016.
💑 Anniversary in 232 days 💑
He is father of Two(Santiago Ray Spoelstra).
Erik Spoelstra is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Erik Spoelstra?

Erik Spoelstra is married Nikki Sapp on July 22, 2016.

Nikki is a former Miami Heat cheerleader. Their engagement was on September 17, 2015.

Together they have two children.

Their first child son Santiago Ray Spoelstra was born Sunday, March 25th, 2018.

Their second child daughter was born in December 2019 and her name is not revealed yet.

Who is Erik Spoelstra?

Erik Spoelstra is a professional basketball coach for the Miami Heat team of the National Basketball Association.

He is the first Filipino-American head coach in the NBA and North American professional sports team.

What is the birth sign of Erik Spoelstra?

Erik Spoelstra was born Erik Jon Celino Spoelstra on November 1, 1970, in Evanston, Illinois, the U.S to Jon Spoelstra and Elisa Celino.

Currnelty, he is 51 years old. His birth sign is Scorpio.

Erik’s father Jon was an NBA executive for different teams such as Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Buffalo Braves, and New Jersy Nets.

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Caption: Erik Spoelstra and his wife Nikki (Source: Miami Herald)

His mother Elisa was from San Pablo, Laguna in the Philippines.

His grandfather’s name is Watson Spoelstra and he is a late Detroit sportswriter.


They shift to Portland, Oregon where he joined Raleigh Hills Elementary and Whitford jr. High School.

Erik Spoelstra graduated from Jesuit High School, in Beaverton, Oregon. While he is in High school, he is exceptionally good at Point guard on the basketball team.

He received a basketball scholarship offer from the University of Portland. Therefore, he attended that university and spend four years as a point guard for his team.

In all his four years Erik’s averaged 9.2 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game. In 1992, he graduated from the University of Portland.

Erik Spoelstra: Professional Life, Career

From 1993 to 1995, Erik Spoelstra was engaged with the German professional basketball club, Tus Herten as a player-assistant coach.

At the end of the second year, he had surgery because of his back problem.

In 1995, Spoelstra was offered a two-year contract by the Tus Hertan but he goes for the NBA’S Miami Heat offer.

Career as Assistant Coach

First, Spoelstra was working as the Heat’s Video Coordinator.

Two years later, he got an opportunity to be an assistant coach as well as a video coordinator.

As an assistant coach, Erik Spoelstra helps and contributes his strategy to his team.

Many players improved their jump shot and point guard.

When Erik Spoelstra was an assistant coach in Miami Heat, he won the 2006 NBA Finals.

Career as Head Coach

He became the head coach of the Miami Heat in April 2008.

At the beginning of their first year as a head coach, his team had suffered from a huge loss in the previous season.

But in the 2012 NBA Finals, his team Miami Heat won the match against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In his coaching career, he leads his team to a 27-game winning streak which is the second-longest in NBA history.

Miami Heat reached to 2014 NBA finals but they lose to San Antonio Spurs.

On December 16, 2017, Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 90-85 and he got his 455th win as the head coach.

How much does Erik Spoelstra earn?

Erik Spoelstra’s net worth as a current head coach of the NBA’s Miami Heat is approximately $14m US as of 2022. His salary is around $3 m US.

In May 2016, Spoelstra bought a house with Five-bedroom at 3720 Poinciana Avenue for $2.6 million US. Later, in February 2017, he sold that house for $2.5 million US.

In December 2011, Spoelstra received a $6 million contract from Miami Heat.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Erik Spoelstra has black hair and hazel eyes. His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

Social Media

Erik Spoelstra has 34 k followers on Twitter and 549 k on Facebook.

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