Erik Spoelstra of Miami Heat is The First Filipino-American Coach in the NBA Finals

Erik Spoelstra, the head coach of the Miami Heat basketball team, made history by being the first Filipino-American coach to bring his team to the NBA Finals. He is also the first Fil-Am head coach of any North American professional sports team.

His team, Miami Heat, triumphed over Chicago Bulls in NBA Eastern Conference Final playoffs and now battling head to head against Dallas Mavericks with a 1-1 results of the ongoing NBA Finals 2011 best of seven games series.

Miami Heat will again face Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, June 5 (Monday, June 6 Manila time) at the American Airlines Center.