SIOUX FALLS, SD, September 25 - The Miami HEAT announced today that Dan Craig has been named head coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He becomes the 18th head coach in franchise history and has been a part of the HEAT organization for the past 12 years. An introductory press conference for Craig will be announced at a later date.
“Dan Craig has done a great job for the Miami HEAT over the 12 years he has been with us,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He is a terrific young coach and is the ‘next man up’ for this challenge with our affiliate in Sioux Falls. He will bring the HEAT culture and great coaching to the team.”
Craig, who served as the head coach of Miami’s Summer League teams the past three seasons, has continuously worked his way up the organization after originally joining the HEAT as an intern in the video department in 2003. He was named assistant video coordinator in 2004 and two years later was promoted to video coordinator, a role he served for five seasons before being elevated to video coordinator/player development coach prior to the 2011-12 season. The following season, Craig was named assistant coach/video coordinator and then in 2013-14 he was promoted to assistant coach/player development before being named assistant coach/director of player development for the 2014-15 season. Prior to joining the HEAT, Craig had a brief stint as a graduate assistant at Bloomsburg University and he played basketball at Plymouth State University from 1999-2003.