Erik Spoelstra’s Dad Was Once Traded to the Pacers for His Marketing Skills

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As the NBA trade deadline approaches, it's the perfect time to look back at some of the most bizarre trades in league history. SI staff writer Ben Pickman takes us back to a time where front office members were seen as valuable trade assets. Back in 1983, Erik Spoelstra's father, Jon, who was Vice President of marketing for the Portland Trail Blazers, was traded for a week to the Pacers for six-time first team all-defense point guard Don Buse. Pickman breaks down how this trade came to be and what impact made on the league to this day.