Nikki Sapp, a Former Heat Dancer, is the Girlfriend of Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra is dating Nikki Sapp, a former Miami Heat dancer, the Miami Herald reports. The two attended a fundraiser in Miami over the weekend in their first public appearance. He’s 42, she’s 24.

The Herald reports Sapp started dancing for the Heat in 2006 when she was 18; Spoelstra has been with the Heat since 1995, when he started as a video coordinator. Spoelstra was an assistant coach in 2006 when the Heat beat the Mavericks in the Finals.

At some point, Sapp gave up dancing and now runs an art gallery in LA. Here’s her pretty sweet website. Obligatory, “not just a pretty face” line – she graduated Magna Cum Laude from FIU. [Herald via Black Sports Online]

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