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Heat allow Dan Craig to interview for Bulls coaching job

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Craig served as the acting head coach when Erik Spoelstra missed game in the regular season.

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported that the Miami Heat have granted permission to assistant Dan Craig to interview for the Chicago Bulls heading coaching job. Craig is currently in his fourth season as Spoelstra’s top lieutenant; when Spoelstra missed a December 2019 game for the birth of his second son, Craig acted as head coach.

Craig has been with Miami for the past 17 seasons. He coached the Heat G League affiliate Sioux Falls Skyforce to a 2015-16 championship.

This isn’t the first time Heat staff have been linked to the Bulls. Back in April, a Chicago Sun-Times article said that the rebuilding Bulls may be interesting in hiring Heat executive Adam Simon. But a Heat spokesperson rejected that rumor, saying that Simon would remain with the Heat.

In just the last two years, former Heat assistants Juwan Howard and David Fizdale have left for head coaching jobs elsewhere.