Popovich is one of the two best coaches of the last 25 years, but Spoelstra was the better coach in THIS series, especially last two games.— Joseph Casciaro (@JosephCasciaro) June 21, 2013
Spoelstra did NOT "out coach Popovich." When you have the greatest living basketball player (in his prime) on your team, that plays and guards 5 positions it tends to make things easier for you. When you have two All stars in the starting lineup it doesn't hurt as well. When Ray Allen...aka Jesus himself is your 6th man it starts to get a little ridiculous. When Mike Miller, Shane Battier and Chris Anderson are your 7th 8th and 9th man you begin to get an idea that a monkey in a bow tie could coach that team to a championship. Now factor in that they were taken to a game 7 in the finals by a team with three stars entering or already in the twilight of their career, a 2nd round - D-Leaguer they coverted into a 3 point specialist, a fat frenchman, a Brazillian center that can't hit free throws, a sophmore with good potential as a defensive stopper and the series was STILL only decided in the waning moments of game 7. Out coached my ass!