Miami Heat podcast: Spanish radio voice Jose Pañeda

This week’s Miami Heat podcast features longtime Spanish broadcaster Jose Pañeda offering his unique take on being a true Heat Lifer as well as his perspective regarding the Hispanic influence on Heat Nation.

We also discuss the past, present and future of the franchise, including how the team got its nickname.

:50 — How many Heat Lifers are there in the organization such as yourself?

1:45 — How did you find out about the opportunity to work with the Heat organization in its infancy?

4:30 — Where did you and the rest of the employees work before the move to the Miami Arena?

5:40 — Do you remember any of the other potential nicknames that were in consideration?

6:40 — What kind of presence does Heat Nation have in other cities?

8:00 — Discussing how the Heat was named the NBA’s 2014 Retailer of the Year.

9:00 — What kind of impact did Micky Arison and Pat Riley have on the franchise?

12:00 — What’s on your take on this season and how the team is building towards the future?

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