Coach Erik Spoelstra and Nikki Spoelstra

Written by Ira Winderman

This birthday was a bit different for Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra — it came with the announcement of an impending birth.

In these times when social media has become the announcement form of choice, Spoelstra’s wife, Nikki, provided a twist for her husband’s 47th birthday, posting a photo on Instagram of the couple holding a sonogram with the caption, “Happy birthday to my best friend . . . Daddy Spo!”

That led to the Heat’s coach talking about a different type of lineup change prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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