New Skyforce Head Coach Has Similar Career Track to Erik Spoelstra
During his time with the Miami Heat, he proved himself in the video department, worked his way into an assistant coach position, then earned a head coaching role. While that generally speaks of current Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra it also describes new Skyforce Boss Dan Craig.
When the 2015-16 NBADL season commences, Dan Craig will be the one holding the main whistle for the Sioux Falls Skyforce after 12 seasons in the Miami Heat organization. Starting as an intern in 2003, Craig has collected a load of experience in the video department before adding player development coach to his resume in 2011.
The NBA Summer League has also been a proving ground for Craig being appointed to lead the Heat’s entry in that group over multiple seasons. Last season Craig was tabbed as an assistant coach/player development and was responsible for game planning and focusing on the development of Miami’s perimeter players. Previous to his time in South Beach, Craig played collegiately at a NCAA Division III school in New Hampshire called Plymouth State University.
As players hope to follow their dreams to the NBA, coaches also have their own ambitions as the last two Skyforce Head Coaches landed assistant positions in The Association. Pat Delany parlayed his success into joining the Charlotte Hornets staff. Meanwhile, Phil Weber was hired by New Orleans a few months ago.
Recently it was announced that the Skyforce will spend another two years as the sole affiliate of the Heat. Game one of the 2015-16 campaign is November 14 with Sioux Falls hosting the Iowa Energy at the Sanford Pentagon.