BASKETBALL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVES
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Vice President/Executive Director,
Miami HEAT Charitable Fund
Entering his 19th season with the HEAT, and his second
as Vice President/Executive Director of the Miami HEAT
Charitable Fund, Steve Stowe oversees the fundraising arm
of the team. Additionally, he works alongside the players
and coaches to support their local philanthropic endeavors,
including the Corporate Education Community Outreach Ticket Program and Pat Riley’s
military appreciation initiative, Home Strong. His responsibilities also include acting as a
liaison between the board of directors and the rest of the organization.
Stowe organizes the annual Miami HEAT Family Festival and the annual Team Charity Gala
and Concert, which have featured private performances from artists such as Kool & The Gang,
Mary J. Blige, Earth, Wind & Fire, Vanilla Ice, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, The Temptations and
The Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Michael McDonald. As a result of these
efforts and other special events, over $20 million has been raised for local non-profi t
benefi ciaries since the inception of the HEAT’s Charitable Fund.
Director of College & Pro Scouting/
Assistant General Manager, Sioux Falls
Keith Askins begins his 29th year as a member of the HEAT
organization and his third in the role of Director of College
and Pro Scouting/Assistant General Manager, Sioux Falls
Skyforce. The past fi ve seasons he has worked closely with Vice President, Player Personnel/
Assistant General Manager/General Manager Sioux Falls Skyforce Adam Simon and former
Vice President, Player Personnel and current Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations/
Basketball Chet Kammerer overseeing all aspects of the HEAT’s scouting department.
After serving three seasons (2013-16) as Miami’s Director of College and Pro Scouting,
he earned the additional title of Assistant General Manager of the Sioux Falls Skyforce prior
to the 2016-17 season. Since the promotion he has taken on additional responsibilities
assisting Simon with the operations of the HEAT’s G League affi liate.
After a productive nine-year playing career, one spent entirely with Miami, Askins joined the
HEAT coaching staff under Pat Riley as a volunteer assistant halfway through the
Director of NBA Scouting/Advance Scout
Chad Kammerer begins his 18th year with the Miami HEAT
organization and his sixth as Director of NBA Scouting/Advance
Scout. Among his responsibilities, Kammerer provides scouting
reports and player evaluations to assist the HEAT coaching staff
in their game preparations.
Prior to being elevated to his current role in September 2013, he had spent fi ve seasons
as an assistant coach on Erik Spoelstra’s staff from 2008-13, assisting in the areas of game
planning, scouting and player development. He has also served as an assistant coach for the
HEAT’s summer league team for six years.
Bob McAdoo enters his 24th season with the HEAT organization
and his fi fth in the role of Scout/Community Liaison. He brings
37 years of combined NBA experience, as an assistant coach,
player and scout, into the fi eld of player personnel and
scouting where he serves as one of the lead scouts for HEAT
Vice President, Player Personnel/Assistant General Manager
Adam Simon. In his current role, McAdoo’s duties include scouting on the NBA, college and
A former NBA MVP, McAdoo joined the HEAT as an assistant coach under Pat Riley beginning
with the 1995-96 season and remained a fi xture on the HEAT bench for 19 seasons
under Riley, Stan Van Gundy and Erik Spoelstra. During his 19 years as an assistant coach
he worked primarily with the HEAT big men and was instrumental in developing their
overall skills. He also worked on a constant basis with all players to improve their
shooting skills, while imparting the wisdom and knowledge derived from a 14-year NBA
playing career. McAdoo was in charge of charting the team’s offensive effi ciency and
focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of opponent’s big men. He also served as the
head coach of the HEAT’s Summer League team in 2004.
Generally considered the greatest shooting big man in NBA history, McAdoo enjoyed a
storied 14-year playing career in the NBA, which included three consecutive scoring titles from
1973-74 through 1975-76 – making him one of only seven NBA players to accomplish the feat.
Stowe fi rst joined the HEAT as the organization’s Director of Community Affairs, a position
he held from 2000-06, where he and his staff focused on social responsibility issues and
NBA related causes. For the following 10 seasons, he would serve as the team’s Executive
Director of the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Stowe worked in the marketing department for the Florida
Panthers (NHL) from 1996-98. Before his time with the Panthers, he was an Equity Trader in
The NASDAQ Stock Market, conducting extensive research of fi nancial market performance.
Currently a Board Member for the YMCA of South Florida, the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation,
the Miami Beach Police Athletic League, and the Voices for Children Foundation, he has also
worked on Zo’s Summer Groove/Zo’s Winter Groove Event Steering Committee and has
participated with Univision’s ‘Premios Juventud’ Youth Awards Scholarship Selection Panel.
Stowe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a minor in
Economics from the University of Florida. He then earned a master’s degree in Sports
Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Barry University. He was
selected as the recipient of Barry University’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award.
A native and resident of Miami Beach, he and his wife, Johanna, are the parents of Zayden,
Zahara and Zia.
1999-00 season. The following season he was promoted to full-time status and served as
an Assistant Coach/Advance Scout for the HEAT for two seasons (2000-02) before moving
to the bench full-time beginning with the 2002-03 season. During his 14 years on the HEAT
coaching staff, Askins worked extensively with the HEAT’s forwards and his primary duties
included the development of Miami’s players both during the season and in the off-season.
Askins still ranks among Miami’s all-time leaders in games played (5th), three-point fi eld
goals made (13th) and attempted (13th), offensive rebounds (13th), total rebounds (15th),
steals (15th), blocked shots (16th), defensive rebounds (18th) and minutes played (18th).
Known for his aggressive play and long range shooting, Askins served as a captain for the
HEAT for four consecutive seasons from 1995-99 and captured the team’s Leadership Award
in both the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons.
Askins is also a former participant in the HEAT’s TeamUp program, which prompted kids to
become involved in community service, and was one of the team’s most active community
spokespersons during his career. In his free time, he enjoys golf, cigars, dominoes, backcountry
fi shing and growing orchids.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Askins resides in El Paso, TX with his wife and twin
Kammerer originally joined the organization on a part-time basis during the 2001-02 season
and then spent six years as the HEAT’s full-time advance scout, from 2002-08 before
moving to the bench.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Kammerer served as an assistant coach at Valparaiso University,
the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Concordia University (CA) and the
University of Mississippi.
Kammerer, the son of HEAT Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations/Basketball Chet Kammerer,
was born in Indiana and raised in California. He graduated from Westmont College in 1990
and later went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Mississippi in 1993.
He and his wife, Nichole, reside in Michigan with their two children, Natasha and Chase.
He appeared in fi ve consecutive All-Star games as well as being named the NBA MVP in 1975.
McAdoo received the game’s greatest honor when he was elected into the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.
Over his career, “Doo” averaged 22.1 points and 9.4 rebounds while connecting on 50.3 percent
of his fi eld goal attempts. McAdoo, the second overall pick in the 1972 NBA Draft, began his NBA
career in 1972 as a member of the Buffalo Braves coached by Hall of Famer Dr. Jack Ramsay.
He went on to capture the 1972-73 Rookie of the Year award after averaging 18.0 points
and 9.1 rebounds. In each of the next three seasons he averaged at least 30 points and 12
rebounds. His career also included tours with New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia and
the Los Angeles Lakers were he played for Pat Riley and won NBA championships in 1982 and
1985. After fi nishing in 1986 with the 76ers, McAdoo played professionally in Italy (1986-92)
where his teams went on to win the Italian Championship three times and the European
Championship twice. Individually, he captured MVP honors in both the Italian League and European
Championships. In May of 2008 he was named as one of the 50 most infl uential personalities in
European Club Basketball over the last half century, one of just 35 players to receive that honor.
McAdoo’s success began early in his career, as he was an All-American at every level of play,
starting in high school, and then at Vincennes JC, where he was a member of the JUCO national
championship team in 1970. He also received All-America honors while playing at the University
of North Carolina, where he helped guide the Tar Heels to a Final Four appearance. McAdoo also
played for the United States in the 1971 Pan American Games.
McAdoo and his wife, Patrizia, reside in Boca Raton with their son Ryan and their daughter,
Rasheeda, who recently graduated from Georgia Tech where she attended on a tennis
scholarship. McAdoo’s sons Robert III and Russell and his daughter Rita live in New Jersey,
while their other son, Ross, lives in Alaska.