Coach Spo visits Gilas practice

Posted at 08/06/2012 2:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Miami Heat’s Filipino-American head coach Erik Spoelstra continued his NBA Trophy Tour Sunday with an interactive viewing party at the Mall of Asia Centerstage.

“Coach Spo” and several fans watched Game 4 of the NBA Finals, with the head coach giving his comments of what was going through his mind during the game.

He also visited the practice of the Smart Gilas II national basketball team.

“They have a great program down here, I like what they’re running,” Spoelstra said. “I basically told them to just cherish what they do. They have a special opportunity to represent the country.”

Spoelstra ended the NBA Trophy Tour with a final stop at the SM Mall of Asia. Before leaving the country, he promised that the Miami Heat would do their best to come back here next year as back-to-back NBA champions. -- Mornings @ ANC, August 6, 2012.