Erik Spoelstra in talks with Pacquiao

Updated: November 8, 2010, 4:34 PM ET
By Michael Wallace | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Erik Spoelstra crossed off one huge item on his to-do list when NBA free agency delivered the opportunity to coach LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Now, the Miami Heat coach is closing in on another career aspiration: To go toe-to-toe with boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

No, not in the ring. On the hardwood.

Spoelstra said Monday he is finalizing an agreement with the world's top pound-for-pound fighter to host a series of clinics in the Philippines next summer ...

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