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NBA coaching tales and the reality of who is the best in the business?

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Erik Spoelstra has done it with elite talent, but can also make a deep run with a group of players who have no business being there. That’s why the Miami coach enters the 2023-24 NBA campaign atop the coaching pyramid.

Steve Kerr’s decision-making rarely has been questioned.

From his days as a championship point guard with the Bulls and Spurs to the leap he made from the broadcast booth to the Warriors’ coaching job, Kerr has very few stumbles on his résumé.

Forgotten on his journey, however, was the job he almost took in 2014.