About Erik Spoelstra
It has been estimated that the overall size of Erik Spoelstra net worth is as high as 10 million dollars, as of right now. In addition to that, it is also known that his annual earnings reach 3 million dollars. He has earned a huge part of his net worth because of his career as a basketball coach. Currently, he is serving as the head coach of the Miami Heat team, which plays in the National Basketball Association. Thus, this involvement is considered as one of the main current sources of increasing the overall sum of Erik Spoelstra net worth.
From his mother’s side, Erik Spoelstra is of Filipino origins and thus, he became the first Asian American head coach to win an NBA championship. Also, he is the first Asian American head coach in the history of the four major North American sports leagues. In the period of 2001-2008, Erik Spoelstra was an assistant coach and director of scouting for the Miami Heat.
His first six seasons with the team as the head coach proved to be a success as he led his team to six consecutive playoff appearances. Some of them included 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals.
The team became a winner of the championship in 2012 and 2013. Thus, working with the Miami Heat not only made his name more known, but also increased the overall estimate of Erik Spoelstra net worth.
Erik Spoelstra was born in 1970 in Evanston, Illinois. He spent most of his childhood in New York and Oregon. When he was studying at Jesuit High School, Erik Spoelstra belonged to the school’s basketball team, where he played as a point guard. Before he started his senior year, Erik Spoelstra took part in Sonny Vaccaro’s Nike All-Star camp in Princeton, New Jersey. Erik Spoelstra received basketball scholarships from many universities and he finally chose to attend the University of Portland. In 1989, he got the title of the West Coast Conference freshman of the year. In 1992, he graduated from the university, from which he earned his degree in communications.
After graduation, he began to work as a player/assistant coach for Tus Herten, which is a German professional basketball club. It was also the first time when he started to work as a coach when he was given these duties in the club’s youth team. After a few years, he received an offer to work with the Miami Heat team, which he joined. Thus, working with this team has also added up a lot to the overall estimate of Erik Spoelstra net worth.
In 1995, he got a position as the team’s video coordinator. After two years, his position was promoted to assistant coach. In 2001, he began to work as the team’s scouting director. In 2006, he became a winner of the NBA Finals with the team when he worked as its assistant coach. In the finals, the team played against the Dallas Mavericks. In 2008, Erik Spoelstra started to work as the team’s head coach, a position which made his name even more known in basketball.