Erik Spoelstra & Nikki Spoelstra
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From the Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Miami coach Erik Spoelstra and his wife Nikki became parents Sunday of their first child, a son.

Spoelstra was back in Miami and not with the Heat for their game at Indiana, the first contest he missed in his 10-year tenure as head coach. Heat assistant coach Dan Craig took his spot for Miami’s 113-107 overtime loss to the Pacers.

“Spo is right where he needs to be,” Craig said.

The Heat announced during Sunday’s game that the baby arrived — 6 pounds, 8 ounces and checking in at 19 inches long.

“Obviously, it’s a really exciting time for them,” Craig said. “The team’s excited. The staff’s excited.”

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