action in 13 games (four starts) and averaged 7.3 points, 5.2 assists, 3.5
rebounds, 1.08 steals and 26.5 minutes and set the franchise record
for most assists in a three-game series. Playing in place of an injured
Tim Hardaway, Carter started all three games in Miami’s 2000 Opening
Round sweep of Detroit and fell just two points and one assist shy of
averaging a double-double for the series. The highlight of his HEAT
career occurred in Game 3 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Semifi nals
against the Knicks when his driving lay-up over the backboard with
2.2 seconds remaining gave the HEAT a one-point victory in Madison
After concluding his playing career which spanned 623 career games
(181 starts) and included stops in Miami, San Antonio, Minnesota, Denver,
New York and Toronto, Carter served as assistant coach of the Austin Spurs
of the NBA G League for two seasons (2013-15) before joining George Karl’s
staff as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings for the 2015-16
season. Carter and his wife Cassie reside in Doral with their two sons,
Devin and Joshua.
MIAMI HEAT 2018-19 I 25
OCTAVIO DE LA GRANA
Assistant Coach/Player Development
Octavio De La Grana begins his 13th year as a
member of the HEAT organization and his third as
Assistant Coach/Player Development after spending
the previous two seasons in the role of Player
Development Coach/Director of Minor League
Operations. His responsibilities will once again include the mentoring and
development of HEAT players.
De La Grana, who spent three seasons (2013-16) as a part of the Skyforce
coaching staff, began his career with the organization as an advance scout.
He also served as the team’s liaison to the Skyforce when Miami assigned
Video Coordinator/Player Development
Eric Glass enters his ninth season with the HEAT
organization and second as Video Coordinator/
Player Development Coach. As video coordinator,
he oversees the creation of all video edits that
the HEAT’s coaching staff uses to scout opponents. In his added role
as a player development coach, Glass will have an active presence in the
counseling and development of HEAT players.
Glass originally joined the HEAT’s video room as an intern in the summer
of 2010. In 2013, he was named Video Coordinator by Head Coach
Erik Spoelstra, a position he held for four seasons before being promoted
to his current position.
Glass has steadily seen his basketball resume expand with more
coaching assignments. He served as the head coach of the HEAT’s
Player Development Coach
After a 13-year NBA playing career that began as
an undrafted free agent with the HEAT in 1999,
Anthony Carter returned to the HEAT organization
as an assistant coach with the Sioux Falls Skyforce
in 2016. This season he will return to Miami and
join Erik Spoelstra’s staff as a player development coach where he will be
involved in all aspects of player development for the HEAT. As part of his
new role he will also be responsible for spending time with the Skyforce
implementing the HEAT player development and mentorship programs.
Carter spent the fi rst four seasons of his playing career with the HEAT,
appearing in 246 regular season games (80 starts) and averaging 5.5
points, 4.3 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 1.06 steals and 22.2 minutes. He also
helped Miami earn a pair of postseason appearances, where he saw
Head Athletic Trainer
Jay Sabol begins his 11th season as the Athletic
Trainer for the HEAT. He has spent the last 28
seasons with the organization, including 13 as
Assistant Athletic Trainer. In his current capacity,
he oversees the entire sports medicine staff
to keep the HEAT healthy during the regular season, postseason and
off-season. Sabol has previously served as the team’s equipment
manager and assistant strength and conditioning coach, and served as
players to its’ G League affi liate.
Prior to joining the HEAT, De La Grana had a combined 18 years of head
coaching experience at the high school level, including two stints at
Florida Christian High School, where he led his team to the Class 2A
State Championship in 1996, a season in which he garnered Coach of the
Year honors. He also spent eight years as head basketball coach at
Westminster Christian High School.
De La Grana, a Cuban-American, is a graduate of Liberty University
where he earned a degree in general studies. He attended Florida
Christian High School and played basketball, where in 1979 he was
chosen All-County and later was inducted into the school’s Athletic
Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Angie, reside in Kendall with their
six children, Derrick, Daniel, Chelsea, Jenny, Annie and Leah.
2018 summer league team that competed in both the Sacramento and
Las Vegas Summer Leagues and had previously served as an assistant
coach for the HEAT’s Summer League team in both 2016 and 2017,
including taking the reins during head coach Chris Quinn’s absence in
the fi rst game of the 2017 Orlando Summer League. Glass has also had
a taste of the international scene, having served two appointments as
an assistant coach under Mike Fratello for the Ukraine National Team
during the 2013 EuroBasket Championships and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Glass served as the Men’s Basketball Graduate
Assistant for Cal State Fullerton from 2007-09. He then joined UC Irvine
as their Video Coordinator for the 2009-10 season.
A 2007 graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Glass received
his B.A. in Kinesiology. He would later add an M.S. in Kinesiology in 2009,
which he also earned at Cal State Fullerton.
Glass, a Newport Beach, CA native, resides in Coconut Grove with his wife,
Ana and son, Cash.
a team attendant for his fi rst fi ve years with the organization.
Sabol was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida
International University in 1992 with a master’s degree in exercise
physiology. As Assistant Athletic Trainer from 1992-95, Sabol covered
basketball and soccer for FIU before joining the HEAT full-time in 1995.
He is certifi ed by the National Athletic Trainers Association, National
Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports
Medicine and licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health.
Sabol enjoys fi shing and boating in his free time.