TORONTO — When he was growing up in Chicago, Dwyane Wade was like a lot of basketball fans. Basically, he thought Phil Jackson did nothing.
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He believed any coach could win with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Jackson was lucky to be put in charge of them, and he was lucky to coach Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.
At least, that is what Wade, the Miami Heat superstar, thought until he found himself on a multi-time champion of his own. As the Heat have gone from a daring experiment to the most cohesive team in the league, on both ends of the floor, Wade has grown to appreciate his coach, Erik Spoelstra.
“Coaching is not just getting a team that shouldn’t win 45 games to win 47 games. That’s not coaching,” Wade…
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