Vice president/Executive Director,
Miami HEAT Charitable Fund
Director of College & Pro Scouting/
Assistant General Manager, Sioux Falls
Director of NBA Scouting/Advance Scout Kammerer originally joined the organization on a part-time basis during the
Bob McAdoo enters his 25th season with the
HEAT organization and his sixth in the role of Scout/
Community Liaison. He brings 38 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 international levels.
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.
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 (1973-74 through 1975-76). He was one of only seven
NBA players to accomplish the feat. He appeared in fi ve consecutive All-Star
games as well as being named the NBA MVP in 1975. McAdoo was also 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. His career
also included tours with New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia and the
Los Angeles Lakers where he played for Pat Riley and won NBA championships
in 1982 and 1985. 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
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. 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 and his wife, Patrizia, reside in Boca Raton with their son Ryan, who is
currently a sophomore on the University of North Carolina basketball team and
their daughter, Rasheeda. McAdoo’s sons Robert III and Russell and his daughter
Rita live in New Jersey, while their other son, Ross, lives in Alaska.
Entering his 20th season with the Miami HEAT,
and third as Vice President/Executive Director of the
Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, Steve Stowe oversees
the fundraising arm of the team, while working alongside the players and
coaches to support their local philanthropic endeavors. Additionally, he acts
as a liaison between the board of directors and the rest of the organization.
Stowe also 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, Comedian Gary Owen, The Commodores and Michael McDonald.
As a result of these efforts, over $20 million has been raised for local non-profi t
benefi ciaries since the inception of the HEAT’s Charitable Fund.
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
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.
A native and resident of Miami Beach, he and his wife, Johanna, are the parents
of Zayden, Zahara and Zia.
Chad Kammerer begins his 19th year with the Miami
HEAT organization and his seventh 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
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.
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 resides in Michigan with his two children, Natasha and Chase.
Keith Askins begins his 30th year as a member of
the HEAT organization and his fourth in the role of
Director of College and Pro Scouting/Assistant General
Manager, Sioux Falls Skyforce. The past six seasons he has worked closely with
Vice President, Player Personnel/Assistant General Manager 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.
After a productive nine-year playing career, Askins joined the HEAT coaching
staff under Pat Riley as a volunteer assistant halfway through the 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.
Askins still ranks among Miami’s all-time leaders in games played (5th),
offensive rebounds (13th), three-point fi eld goals made (15th) and attempted
(15th), total rebounds (15th), steals (17th), blocked shots (17th), defensive
rebounds (19th) and minutes played (19th). Known for his aggressive play
and long-range shooting, Askins served as a captain for the HEAT for four c
onsecutive 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. 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 boys.