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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra enters COVID health and safety protocols

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BOSTON, MA - MARCH 30: Head Coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics on March 30, 2022 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Chris Quinn coached Miami in Kyle Lowry’s return to Toronto Sunday and the Heat victory in that game.

That’s because Erik Spoelstra was out after entering the league’s COVID health and safety protocols, the Heat announced.

Spoelstra likely will miss more than one game as he has clears the league’s protocol process. However, it’s unlikely he is out the 12 days until the playoffs start.

Spoelstra has led the Heat to a 51-28 record that is best in the East this season and is mentioned as a potential Coach of the Year honoree.