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Heat giving Erik Spoelstra long-term extension, report says

first_imgBut he’s helped the Heat remain relevant in the years since the Big Three era ended in 2014-15.The Heat have missed the postseason only three times during his reign, and now they’re entering a new era.Miami acquired Jimmy Butler over the offseason and added young talent by selecting guard Tyler Herro No. 13 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Rockets’ James Harden after adding Russell Westbrook: ‘If we don’t win, I’ll take all the blame’ It also has budding big man Bam Adebayo and wing Justise Winslow and has showed interest in trading for Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul or Washington’s Bradley Beal to bolster its backcourt rotation.The Heat appear ready to rebound after finishing 39-43 last year and missing the playoffs, and Spoelstra will guide the team for the foreseeable future. Lakers Media Day: LeBron James hails Anthony Davis, but team downplays expectationscenter_img ESPN story on Erik Spoelstra, Heat agreeing on contract extension. Spoelstra, who’s won two titles as coach, is the NBA’s second longest tenured active coach with one team — behind only Gregg Popovich. https://t.co/nERDPoNUNs— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 28, 2019Spoelstra’s contract was set to expire after this year, but now his time in South Beach will extend beyond his impending 12th season with the team.Spoelstra’s coaching career is highlighted by the two championships he won (in 2012 and 2013) and four straight NBA Finals appearances the Heat tallied following LeBron James’ team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in 2010-11. Related News Miami is holding on to Erik Spoelstra.The Heat are giving the coach a long-term extension that will make him the NBA’s second-longest tenured coach — behind Gregg Popovich — ahead of the 2019-20 season, according to ESPN.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Robinson not bothered by slow voting

first_imgPNP candidate for South Eastern St Andrew, Julian Robinson, says that he is not troubled that the slowness at some election stations, would impact his voter turnout. Robinson voted this morning at Jamaica College, and has since been checking on things in his constituency. “I don’t think it will affect it, we are trying to put in place measures for people to stay,” he said. “At polling division 44, people have been complaining about how slow the process is and that has been the cry throughout the constituency.” The most delayed scene was at the Sir Howard Cook Development Centre in Nannyville, where voters and election day workers engaged in a verbal altercation over what they say are faulty identification systems.last_img read more

Fajardo confident Gilas will be at its best for 2nd leg of Fiba qualifiers

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’ve seen them play in the collegiate leagues and I’m impressed. It’s good that we’re seeing them here because they’re the future of Gilas,” he said.Fajardo is excited for what the future holds, but he knows that the first order of business is for the Philippines to qualify for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.Gilas is currently undefeated after two games but the 28-year-old center said the team is still far from where it wants to be.“We need to fix our weaknesses, work out what we need to improve on. Our work for those games starts now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas buildup for 2nd leg of qualifiers gets going MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Fajardo attended his first national team practice on Monday after missing the resumption last week due to flu.“I’m happy that we’re back. I just hope that all of the efforts we’re putting in will pay off. We’re all wishing that we’ll perform well in February because it won’t be easy,” the Cebuano giant said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGilas Pilipinas is preparing for its game versus Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne before taking on Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.Fajardo’s return also gave him a chance to work with “23-for-23” cadets CJ Perez and Abu Tratter, with the two young guns impressing the four-time PBA MVP. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith the PBA ongoing, June Mar Fajardo isn’t worried with how Gilas Pilipinas will fare in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in February.“I think we’ll be in good condition because we all have games in the PBA. I’ll split my time with Gilas and San Miguel so I’m confident that we’ll be in our A-game,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more