LeBron James reacts as Erik Spoelstra agrees to profitable extension with Warmth

Miami Warmth head coach Erik Spoelstra has reportedly reached an settlement on a long-term extension with the franchise — and as information broke on Tuesday evening, considered one of Spoelstra‘s most well-known former gamers chimed in on X (previously Twitter) together with his response to the upcoming contract extension.

Los Angeles Lakers famous person LeBron James, presumably ending warmups for Tuesday evening’s recreation towards the Toronto Raptors, posted a congratulatory message for Spoelstra on his reported eight-year, $120 million extension — making it clear he retains loads of love and respect for the coach that helped him win his first two NBA championships down in Miami.

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LeBron nonetheless has admiration for Spoelstra

James quote-posted NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski‘s scoop on the phrases of Spoelstra‘s new contract, saying his former head coach was “price each single cent” of the franchise’s new dedication to its longest-tenured chief on the bench.

It could have been rocky early on, however Spoelstra, James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade went on to get pleasure from nice success collectively after all of them joined forces in Miami in 2010. Through the 4 seasons they have been collectively, the Warmth performed in 4 NBA Finals and gained all of it twice — in 2012 and 2014. James was the primary to depart, rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 earlier than heading to Los Angeles in 2018, however it’s apparent that the 39-year-old nonetheless values Spoelstra’s teachings extremely.

Is Spoelstra’s new contract the richest in NBA historical past?

When it comes to the overall monetary package deal, Spoelstra has garnered the most important teaching contract in NBA historical past, agreeing to a deal that can seemingly break new floor within the Affiliation.

Spoelstra, who has been a part of the Warmth group since 1997, will rake in $15 million per 12 months underneath the phrases of his new contract. That is $1 million per 12 months lower than what Gregg Popovich (5 years/$80 million) is incomes in San Antonio, however $2 million greater than what the Detroit Pistons are paying Monty Williams (six years/$78 million).

If Spoelstra finishes out his new contract, he can have served 25 years as Miami’s head coach — and can seemingly grow to be considered one of solely 11 coaches in historical past to win at the least 1,000 regular-season video games, additional solidifying a Corridor of Fame resume that features six NBA Finals appearances and the 2 championships.

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