- Assistant Coach
Chris Quinn enters his fourth season as Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development for the HEAT after serving the previous two seasons 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.
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 10th 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 went on to play 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.