Posted September 29, 2013 on
AP on Fox
A person familiar with the situation says Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat are ''basically done'' finalizing the terms of a contract extension for the coach.
The person says Spoelstra's future with the team was not in question, but the two-time defending NBA champions wanted to get a new deal done regardless. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the new contract has not been announced.
Yahoo Sports first reported the extension was near. Spoelstra has one year remaining on his existing contract.
Heat President Pat Riley said last season that the team had no intention of letting Spoelstra go, saying it was his hope that his one-time protege would be with the team ''for a long, long time.''
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Miami Heat are in the process of rewarding head coach Eric Spoelestra for winning two straight NBA titles. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Spoelestra and the Heat are close on a multi-year contract extension.
Y! Sources: Two-time championship coach Erik Spoelstra finalizing contract extension with the Miami Heat. http://t.co/dLTGvnoiwn
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
MIAMI -- Don't count on it happening. That doesn't mean Greg Oden can't hope it does.
While many believe the Miami Heat will bring the center along very slowly, he doesn't want that to be the case. Oden, who hasn't played in an NBA game since December 2009 due to knee problems, is ready to get back into one.
"I've got to go through training camp and...
How good would the Miami Heat be without LeBron James? He’s the greatest in the world and arguably one of the best players of all time. It’s a bold statement saying he’s one of the greatest of all time considering players like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson once dominated the hardwood, but statistics don’t lie.
What else does James have to do to become the...
LeBron James will spend at least one more season in the fine city of Miami -- that much is assured. His future after this year, however, is much less certain.
James' contract with the Heat expires after the 2013-14 season, and with the career of running mate Dwyane Wade winding down, many expect the reigning NBA MVP to take his talents elsewhere.
James has said he does not...
Chris Bosh traveled the world this summer with his family and tried to give his mind and body a break from basketball after helping the Miami Heat win a second straight championship.
The body got that break.
But the mind, not so much.
Bosh couldn't stop assessing his season with the Miami Heat and wound up coming to a somewhat surprising conclusion: He could have done much...
MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra has been with the Miami Heat for nearly two decades, and their relationship won’t be ending anytime soon.
Spoelstra has signed a multiyear extension to remain as coach of the two-time defending NBA champion Heat, the team said Sunday afternoon. The move comes one day after the Heat announced several other front-office moves, including promoting Andy Elisburg...
Have a couple of hours to kill today? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have the perfect thing to burn that time off.
YouTube user Golden Hoops uploaded this epic LeBron James mini movie called “The Legacy” and it is pretty awesome:
LeBron James image is courtesy of Getty Images
The Miami Heat are bringing guard Charlie Westbrook to training camp, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
Westbrook played for the Portland Trail Blazers summer team this year and played in Italy last season.
He played his college basketball at South Dakota and averaged 18.7 points and 4.0 rebounds during his senior year in 2011-12.
Westbrook is undoubtedly...
What more can LeBron James do? He has the rookie of the year award, all-star MVP’s, regular season MVP’s, scoring title and finals MVP’s. James could use a defensive player of the year award but his ultimate goal is a lofty one. LeBron on motivation: "I wanna be the greatest of all time. It's that […]
Erik Spoelstra on Sunday received a multiyear contract extension.
It comes as the Heat prepare to hold media day Monday in Miami and
have training camp Tuesday through Friday in the Bahamas.
Derrick Rose has returned from a brutal knee injury, the Miami Heat are injury free with new key additions in Greg Oden and former heat star Michael Beasely. Now, the only teams that stand in the heats way are a totally remodeled Nets team with the additions of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. They also added a new head coach in Jason Kidd. I also...
At the culmination of this past NBA season, the Miami Heat had locked up their second consecutive Larry O’Brien trophy by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. Although the Heat seem to be on a higher tier than the rest of the NBA, their last two titles did not come easily. In 2012, […]
LeBron James was in the building for Saturday's huge Big Ten showdown between Ohio State and Wisconsin, where he was photobombed on the sidelines.