Erik Spoelstra and 10 NBA Coaches Who Will Never Get the Credit They Deserve

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Erik Spoelstra and 10 NBA Coaches Who Will Never Get the Credit They Deserve

We all know the great Phil Jackson and Pat Riley as the base coaches to know over the past two decades. Then there is the knowledge of the coaches who just plain stink, like Randy Wittman and P.J. Carlesimo who just aren't NBA coaches. With those two levels, there is an intermediary level which most coaches in the league find themselves at.

As Rodney Dangerfield use to say: "I can't get no respect." That is a quote that could at least partially sum up most of these coaches at this time to the public. There is no love fest going on by ESPN or NBA network for them and they aren't thought of when it comes to greatest. They have been around—with the exception of Spoelstra—for at least a decade and made their impact for better and worse. I'll let you be the judge with 10 coaches who will never get the respect they deserve.

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