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Malik Allen
Malik Allen
Position: -
Born: 06/27/78
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Earnings: $12,607,130 ($16,265,899*)
Allen now returns to the Heat in a coaching role, as he was hired last month to fill Juwan Howard’s spot as an assistant coach on Erik Spoelstra’s staff. The new job has begun with an assistant coaching role on Miami’s summer team, which begins the Las Vegas summer league with a Friday matchup against the Chinese national team at 5:30 p.m “A lot of familiar faces,” Allen said of returning to the Heat. “I mean, obviously a lot of people are still there when I was there, and you start at the top. So I guess there’s a little bit of a comfort level with that. And it’s exciting, not gonna lie. The one thing I told those guys, though: The nostalgia wears off pretty quickly. It’s about the work and trying to get caught up and learn the program and what they’re doing and where they’re trying to go and how you fit in. That’s been the biggest thing.”
The Heat’s current coaching staff under Spoelstra includes assistant coaches Dan Craig, Chris Quinn (also director of player development), Octavio De La Grana (also a player development coach) and Allen, video coordinator/player development coach Eric Glass, player development coach Anthony Carter and shooting consultant Rob Fodor. “I had a lot of different aspects of coaching philosophies and I enjoyed that a lot,” Allen said of the coaching lessons he’s learned along the way. “And then as time went on, it really intrigued me a lot. I thought I had something to offer in terms of obviously there’s the lottery-pick guys and those top guys, and then there’s also the guys who come through and they’re trying to figure out what the league is about. So there is the X-and-O part and the development part as young men trying to find their way. And I can really identify with that.”
The Heat have filled Howard’s spot with the hiring of former Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Malik Allen, the former Heat player. Still, a vacancy from previous shuffling remains on Erik Spoelstra’s bench. But Riley recognized that Haslem also has created a rich life away from the court, with several South Florida enterprises, including an Aventura restaurant he operates with Wade. “He wants to buy pizza franchises and stuff,” Riley said. “There’s nothing wrong with that either.”