Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has once again made history by being the first Filipino-American and Asian coach to bring his team to the NBA Finals.
This is after Miami Heat won against Chicago Bulls in NBA Eastern Conference Final playoffs.
Prior to this record, Spoelstra was recognized for being the first Filipino-American head coach of any North American professional sports team and the youngest head coach who started at the age of 37.
His records also include being a bench tactician of Miami Heat, wherein during the time he started head coaching in 2008-2009 season the team's previous season record of 15 wins - 57 losses was changed to 43-39 win-loss record.
Erik Spoelstra, 40, was born to an Irish-Dutch-American father Jon and a Filipino mother Elisa Celino who hails from San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines.
Spoelstra was picked to replace legendary coach Pat Riley to lead the Heat's campaign in April 2008.