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Miami Heat

Miami Heat
NBA Team
NameMiami Heat
ConferenceEastern Conference
DivisionSoutheast Division
HistoryMiami Heat
(1988 present)
ArenaAmerican Airlines Arena
CityMiami, Florida
ColorsBlack, Deep Red, White, Orange,
OwnerMicky Arison
General managerPat Riley
Head coachErik Spoelstra
D-League affiliateSioux Falls Skyforce
Championships1 (2006)
Conference titles2 (2006, 2011)
Division titles8 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011)

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The Miami Heat is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. The team is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play their home games at American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami. The team is owned by Micky Arison, coached by Erik Spoelstra and managed by Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.

The Heat were formed in 1988 as an expansion franchise along with the Charlotte Hornets and they along with the Orlando Magic are the only two NBA franchises to represent the state of Florida. Since then, Miami has fielded squads that have made the playoffs 15 out of 23 seasons, captured eight division titles and won the 2006 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks 4 2. According to Forbes Magazine, in 2010 the value of the franchise was $425 million.

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