Erik Spoelstra has been named Assistant Coach for the 2022-24 USA
Men’s National Basketball Team. He joins a staff led by head coach
Steve Kerr with fellow assistant coaches Mark Few and Monty Williams.
Spoelstra will help lead Team USA training camps, and if qualified,
will return to the Philippines for the 2023 FIBA World Cup which also
includes games in Japan and Indonesia from August 25 through September
10 and the 2024 Summer Olympic Games held in Paris from July 26
through August 11. He previously served as head coach of the 2021 USA
Select Team that trained with and against the 2020 U.S. Olympic team
that won gold in Tokyo.
Spoelstra, who is currently in his 14th season as head coach of the
Miami HEAT and his 27th as a member of the organization, is the
all-time winningest coach in franchise history. He has guided the HEAT
to a pair of NBA championships, five conference titles, seven division
titles and 10 postseason appearances, having never missed the playoffs
in consecutive seasons. He led the team to four consecutive NBA Finals
appearances from 2011-14, just one of five coaches to accomplish the
feat, joining Hall of Fame coaches Pat Riley, Red Auerbach and K.C.
Jones, as well as Steve Kerr. He holds the franchise regular season
records for victories, winning percentage and games coached as well as
postseason records for victories, winning percentage, playoff series
won and games coached. He has recorded three 50-plus winning seasons,
including a franchise-best 66 wins in 2012-13 and has currently
recorded 710 career wins (625 regular season & 85 postseason) with
Miami, the fifth-most by a head coach with a single franchise in NBA
history. He has now coached 1,062 regular season games and is just the
third coach in league history to coach 1,000-plus games with only one
franchise for his entire career, joining Gregg Popovich and Al Attles.
Additionally, Spoelstra has earned eight NBA Eastern Conference Coach
of the Month awards and was a 2017 Co-Michael H. Goldberg Coach of the
Year honoree by the National Basketball Coaches Association.