Erik Jon Spoelstra (/ˈspoʊlstrə/ SPOHL-strə; born November 1, 1970) is an American professional basketball coach and the current head coach of the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat. Of Filipino descent from his mother's side, he is the first Asian American head coach in the history of the four major North American sports leagues and the first Asian American head coach to win an NBA championship. From 2001 to 2008, he served as assistant coach and director of scouting for the team. Thereafter he was promoted to head coach. Prior to the 2010–11 season, team President Pat Riley assembled a superstar trio of free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh joining Dwyane Wade. While he was head coach, the Heat, led by LeBron James, made four consecutive finals appearances including trips to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals, winning the championship in both 2012 and 2013.