How do people cope with the shock of divorce? Some do counselling, some quickly choose another partner to forget their sorrows. Some celebrate again by partying with friends, or going on trips.
Erik Spoelstra, the coach of US NBA franchise Miami Heat, has done it even better. Celebrating divorce by renewing contract with Miami for eight years!
The amount of the new contract is also eye-catching. According to the agreement, the Miami coach will receive 120 million dollars, which is 1 thousand 314 million rupees in Bangladeshi currency!
Ex-wife Nikki may regret seeing this. The 36-year-old former cheerleader filed for divorce in November last year. Despite the joint decision, 53-year-old basketball coach Spoelstra repeatedly postponed renewing his contract with Miami.
Miami has been trying to renew Eric’s contract for the past few months. But the coach, who has been in charge since 2008, was not renewing his contract. Even if the seven-year relationship ends, Nikki will receive an equal share of all of the couple’s earnings during the relationship. So he could have asked for a share of the new contract at that time. But after the divorce was finalized, Miami announced a contract renewal.
According to the new contract, Eric will be seen in the Miami Heat dugout until 2032. Before that, he took charge of the Florida franchise in 2008. Miami won two NBA championships under him. Eric is considered one of the best coaches in NBA history due to his philosophy, coaching style, opponent analysis, etc.
NBA legend LeBron James thinks that spending so much money for such a coach will not be wasted. The US basketball star said, ‘He (Eric) deserves every penny he’s being paid.’ But in the NBA, a coach is paid more than him. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets a salary of 16 million dollars a year.