Stan Van Gundy Rips Chris Broussard For Criticizing Erik Spoelstra

Stan Van Gundy Rips Chris Broussard For Criticizing Erik Spoelstra

Published on June 12th, 2012

Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy ripped Chris Broussard for criticizing Heat coach Erik Spoelstra...

Posted by Daye Kaba

Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy ripped Chris Broussard for criticizing Heat coach Erik Spoelstra:

“My first thought is that Chris Broussard has no knowledge of coaching and wouldn’t know it if he saw it,” the former Magic coach said on 790 The Ticket in Miami. “I’d like to get some specifics from Chris of what he thinks coaching is, and what’s not happening.

“My second thought is this: When [Broussard] says they need somebody of the ilk of Phil Jackson, Pat Riley and Gregg Popovich, two thoughts on that — there aren’t many guys of that ilk period … and second of all, if that’s the ilk they need, maybe they’re not any damn good anyway. And my third thing is in the game today there aren’t many guys as good as Erik Spoelstra. And I would rather cite a couple of things rather than just an opinion.

“[The Heat] is the best defensive team that I have ever seen that doesn’t have size. I’ve never seen an elite defensive team in the NBA, until this Miami team, that doesn’t have size. To me, there has to be a helluva lot of coaching in there. Obviously they have great quickness, but if you look at all the other best defensive teams in the league, they all have great size and Miami doesn’t. And yet they defend very well, and they do it because Erik has gotten the guys to buy into what they do.”

I really doubt Broussard could argue with what Van Gundy had to say. I think you and I also learned something about Spoelstra through that interview...

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