Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra and wife expecting first child

Wife announces pregnancy on Spoelstra's birthday

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MIAMI – Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is about to take on a new role, father.

Spoelstra's wife Nikki announced that the couple is expecting their first child.

The big news comes on the coach's 47th birthday.

Spoelstra said before Wednesday night's game, they are expecting a boy.

Spoelstra has been the Heat's coach since 2008.

In that time, he led the Heat to four NBA Finals and two NBA Championships.

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