BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden is warning that riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions risk spreading across the border. The ministry said Wednesday that she’s instructed Belgian mayors about measures to take to limit the spread of the disease among protesters. The Netherlands has seen been rocked by three successive nights of rioting. Belgium on Wednesday introduced a new ban on nonessential travel until at least March. That’s on top of compulsory mask wearing and a nighttime curfew that have been in place since November. Some calls for protests this Sunday against the measures are circulating on social media in Belgium.
But 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 expectations 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.