Assistant Coach

The 2022-23 season marks the ninth season as an Assistant Coach at Miami for Chris Quinn. The former HEAT point guard is the longest tenured assistant on Head Coach Erik Spoelstra’s staff. For the past eight seasons, Quinn has played a major role in Miami’s highly successful development program. He served as Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development for four seasons (2016-20) after spending his first two years as Assistant Coach/Player Development. He also worked with Miami’s NBA G League team, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, as an assistant coach in his first year with the club and served as the Head Coach of the HEAT’s 2017 Summer League team. Before joining the HEAT, he served as director of player development at Northwestern University.

During the 2021-22 season he got an opportunity to serve as the HEAT’s Acting Head Coach for three games that Spoelstra was not available and led Miami to a 2-1 record. He made his head coaching debut on Feb. 12 vs. Brooklyn and led the HEAT to wins at Toronto on Apr. 3 and at home vs. Charlotte on Apr. 5. In the win over the Hornets, the HEAT scored 144 points, their franchise record for most points in a non-overtime game.

Quinn, a six-year NBA veteran, was originally signed by the HEAT as a free agent on July 6, 2006, appearing in 168 games (26 starts) with Miami over three and a half seasons (2006-10), playing for both Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra. He led Miami in both three-point field goal percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio during the 2008-09 season and currently ranks 11th on the HEAT’s all-time three-point field goal percentage list (.397). Quinn went on to play three more NBA seasons, splitting time with the New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers. He then played for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA G League before finishing professionally overseas in Spain with Valencia Basket and in Russia, helping BC Khimki to a Eurocup Championship.

A 2006 graduate of Notre Dame, Quinn was a three-year starter and two-time co-captain for the Fighting Irish. He was named to the All-Big East First Team as a senior and was a three-time Big East Academic All-Star Team selection. He finished his collegiate career with 1,454 points, the 16th most in school history while also ranking fifth in steals (155), sixth in three-point field goal percentage (.417), seventh in three-point field goals made (239) and eighth in assists (428).

Quinn, a Dublin, OH native, resides in Miami with his wife, Lauren, and their three children, Charlie, Lydia and Colette.