Before he became famous as the head coach of the Miami Heat, coach Erik Spoelstra was just a lowly video coordinator as seen above. The position originally wasn’t even guaranteed beyond that initial summer in 1995 when he started working in this role.

Two years later he was promoted to assistant coach/video coordinator. Then in 1999 he became an assistant coach/advance scout. He ascended to the top coaching position in April 2008 and also became the first ever Asian American to do so in not just the NBA but also of all four major American sports (football, baseball, basketball and hockey).

The dude also clearly found the fountain of youth at some point.

Also, in case any of you reading this is under the age of 21, what Spoelstra is posing with in this photo is something called VHS cassettes.


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