CCoach Spo at Summer League

Written by Allana Tachauer

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is enjoying Summer League.

Miami Heat fans seem to be enjoying Summer League action so far, and they’re not alone.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra also likes what he’s been seeing from his team.

Having gone 2-1 in the California Classic, the Heat have started their Summer League campaign off strong, much to Spoelstra’s excitement. And while offseason ball is obviously a very different beast than regular season play, his words are encouraging going into 2018-19.
“He’s been terrific,” Spoelstra said of newly signed Derrick Jones Jr. “He’s been all in with all the work. He wants more. Those guys tend to do well in our program. I was really happy for him when he signed the contract. It’s not easy in this league when you’re not drafted and then somebody cuts you. You have to show a level of grit and determination to be able to re-start.”

What a second chance it’s been too.

Jones, who averaged 21.3 points on 51.0 percent shooting, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in Sacramento, has been Miami’s headlining act this summer. Although fans got a glimpse into his potential last year, as he was on a two-way contract, the 21-year-old finally has the chance to really show Heat Nation what he brings to the table.

Click here to read more from Fansided.