Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has come under criticism from Chris Russo. Russo believes that Spoelstra is not one of the top-15 coaches of all time.
Appearing on ESPN’s morning show “First Take,” sports media personality Chris Russo doesn’t believe that Erik Spoelstra should be mentioned as a top-15 coach of all time.
He has not won a championship without LeBron James and has lost two championships despite having James. Russo said:
“We put these coaches on these incredible levels. I like Spoelstra, I love Riley, I know what he’s done. Can he win a championship without LeBron and Wade before we put on these incredible levels?”
“To me, I cannot make him top-15 coaches in the NBA. He won two championships with LeBron, but he also lost two Finals with LeBron, one he should never have lost – to Dallas. They lost to Dallas. There’s no way they ever should have lost that series.”
The timing of this statement from Russo is odd as the Miami Heat took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics and reached the NBA Finals just two years ago.