Twilight of the gods

The cult of the all-powerful coach might not mean what it once did. Ask Erik Spoelstra

Originally Published: November 29, 2010
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

If you weren't too busy spying on your allies or the UN or the 49ers last weekend, you might have noticed that your favorite coach was fired. Or jeered by the home crowd. Or mocked in the paper. Or shamed on the radio. Or drawn and quartered on a message board. Or fined by the league. Or physically intimidated by one of his own players. Or perhaps your favorite coach was thrown under the bus by his team owner.

A loser and a stool pigeon? That's no way to go through life, son.


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