Erik Spoelstra and 10 NBA Coaches Who Don't Get the Respect They Deserve

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Erik Spoelstra and 10 NBA Coaches Who Don't Get the Respect They Deserve
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With all of the athleticism and talent to praise in the NBA, it's no surprise that great coaching often flies under the radar.  

Just look at the Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra. Between his defense-first mentality and commitment to small-ball, Spoelstra has done an outstanding job. But overshadowed by his trio of superstars, coach Spo rarely receives credit for the Heat's success. 

Let's examine Spoelstra and nine other great basketball minds, giving them the praise they don't get but certainly deserve.

 

Note: All statistics via Basketball Reference

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