2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks Have Edge When It Comes to Head Coaches

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2011 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks Have Edge When It Comes to Head Coaches
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There aren't too many facets of the upcoming 2011 NBA Finals where the Dallas Mavericks have an upper-hand vs. the Miami Heat.

However, one area the Mavericks may have a legitimate advantage is when it comes to the head coaches prowling the sidelines.

Rick Carlisle is an underrated coach who, if he can help Dallas pull off an upset against LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and the South Beach Boys, will carve a nice place as one of the biggest giant-killers in league history.

Let's look at why Carlisle may be the reason the Mavericks beat the Heat in this year's NBA Finals:

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