Coach Erik Spoelstra
Category: Coach's Corner, Latest News

Written by Justin Benjamin

Winners of their last six straight games, the Miami Heat (24-17) are surging at the halfway point of the NBA season thanks to some superior leading by Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.

The coach isn’t just making a difference on the court, he’s making one off of it as well. On Friday, Spoelstra took part in the #ALSPepperChallenge, a campaign aimed to raise money for ALS research.

The spicy challenge was orchestrated by NBA analytical guru Tom Haberstroh, who covered the Heat during his time with ESPN. Haberstroh’s mother was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease just before the holidays, driving the family to find a cure for the terrible disease. Similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from 2014, the challenge also calls participants to nominate three friends, encourage them to donate to the cause and share the video.

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