Dan Craig begins his 17th year with the HEAT
organization and his fourth as Assistant Coach
after spending the 2015-16 season as the Head
Coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s NBA
G League affi liate. During his tenure with the
HEAT he has steadily risen through the ranks of the organization,
before being elevated to his current position prior to the 2016-17 season.
A bright and promising prospect in the professional coaching ranks,
Craig was invited to spend time as part of Gregg Popovich’s coaching
staff at USA Basketball’s Senior National Team training camp in the
summer of 2018. His dedication and attention to detail over the years
have served the HEAT’s championship efforts on several fronts.
His relentless pursuit of perfection has fi t in quite well with the HEAT’s
championship culture and has rubbed off on his peers and players.
He more than rewarded the faith vested in him during his lone season
as the Head Coach of the Sioux Falls Skyforce, which proved to be a
record-breaking endeavor. He was named the NBA G League Coach of
the Year after leading the Skyforce to a league single-season record
40 wins, besting the previous record by two wins. The Skyforce would
validate their regular-season success as Craig led them to their fi rst
NBA G League title in franchise history.
Craig, who got his fi rst taste of being an NBA head coach on Mar. 25,
2018 in the one-game absence of HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra,
has also previously served as Head Coach of Miami’s Summer League
teams from 2013-15.
After beginning his HEAT career as a video intern in 2003-04, Craig was
named Assistant Video Coordinator in 2004-05 and two years later was
promoted to Video Coordinator, a role he served for fi ve seasons before
being elevated to Video Coordinator/Player Development Coach prior
to the 2011-12 season. The following season, Craig was named Assistant
Coach/Video Coordinator and then in 2013-14, he was promoted to
Assistant Coach/Player Development. During the 2014-15 season,
he served as Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development for the
HEAT, where he was responsible for game planning and focusing on the
development of Miami’s perimeter players.
Prior to joining the HEAT, Craig had a brief stint as a graduate assistant
at Bloomsburg University. Throughout the summer months of 2000-04,
Craig served as a basketball camp counselor for the Five-Star Basketball
Camp, the Boston Celtics Basketball Camp, the Providence College
Team Camp, the Merrimack College Basketball Camp, Plymouth State
College Basketball Camp, the Raising Expectations Basketball Camp and
also directed the Chelmsford Basketball Camp.
Craig is a graduate of Plymouth State University, where he graduated
with a degree in marketing. He also played basketball for Plymouth
State from 1999-2003 and was named co-captain during his junior and
Craig and his wife, Jackie, reside in Coconut Grove with their sons, Brodie
Assistant Coach/Director of Player
Chris Quinn enters his fourth season as
Assistant Coach/Director of Player Development
for the HEAT after serving the previous two
seasons as Assistant Coach/Player Development.
He also worked with Miami’s NBA G League team, the Sioux Falls
Skyforce, as an assistant coach in his fi rst year with the club and
served as the Head Coach of the HEAT’s 2017 Summer League team.
Before joining the HEAT, he served as director of player development
at Northwestern University.
Quinn, a six-year NBA veteran, was originally signed by the HEAT
as a free agent on July 6, 2006, appearing in 168 games (26 starts)
with Miami over three and a half seasons (2006-10), playing for both
Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra. He led Miami in both three-point fi eld goal
percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio during the 2008-09 season
and currently ranks 10th on the HEAT’s all-time three-point fi eld goal
percentage list (.397). Quinn went on to play three more NBA seasons,
splitting time with the New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland
Cavaliers. He then went on to play for the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA G
League before fi nishing professionally overseas in Spain with Valencia
Basket and in Russia, helping BC Khimki to a Eurocup Championship.
A 2006 graduate of Notre Dame, Quinn was a three-year starter and
two-time co-captain for the Fighting Irish. He was named to the All-Big
East First Team as a senior and was a three-time Big East Academic
All-Star Team selection. He fi nished his collegiate career with 1,454
points, the 16th most in school history while also ranking fi fth in steals
(155), sixth in three-point fi eld goal percentage (.417), seventh in threepoint
fi eld goals made (239) and eighth in assists (428).
Quinn, a Dublin, OH native, resides in Miami with his wife, Lauren, and
their three children, Charlie, Lydia and Colette.
Malik Allen, who began his NBA career as an
undrafted free agent with the HEAT back in 2001,
returns to Miami for his fi rst season as an
Assistant Coach on Head Coach Erik Spolestra’s
staff. Allen spent last season as an Assistant
Coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves after beginning his coaching
career with a four-year stint from 2014-18 as an Assistant Coach with
the Detroit Pistons under Stan Van Gundy, who he played for in both
Miami and Orlando.
A 10-year NBA veteran, Allen appeared in 478 games (125 starts) and
averaged 4.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 15.2 minutes while shooting 43.9
percent from the fi eld and 77.8 percent from the foul line. Additionally,
he made the postseason in six of his 10 seasons, including an appearance
in the 2004 Eastern Conference Semifi nals with Miami. Allen, who initially
signed with the HEAT on July 20, 2001, played his fi rst four seasons in
Miami. He appeared in 151 games (81 starts) with the HEAT from 2001-05
and averaged 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 22.1 minutes while shooting
42.6 percent from the fi eld and 80.3 percent from the foul line.
Allen enjoyed his fi nest NBA season, with the HEAT in 2002-03, when
he set career highs in games played (80) and starts (73) and averaged
career highs in points (9.6), rebounds (5.3) and minutes (29.0).
After leaving Miami, he went on to play in Charlotte, Chicago, New Jersey,
Dallas, Milwaukee, Denver and Orlando before retiring after the
2010-11 season. Prior to playing in the NBA with Miami, Allen began his
professional career with the San Diego Wildfi re of the ABA in 2000-01.
A graduate of Villanova University with a degree in Communications,
Allen was a four-year letterwinner from 1996-2000. He appeared in 125
games for the Wildcats and averaged 9.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while
shooting 51.4 percent from the fl oor. He earned All-Big East Second
Team honors his senior year after leading the Wildcats in scoring
(14.2 ppg), rebounding (7.4 rpg) and blocks (1.88 bpg).
A Willingboro, NJ native, Allen and his wife, Kara, live in Palmetto Bay
with their son, Dante, and their daughter, Maya.