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Erik Spoelstra has 40 hours to tipoff

How the sleep-deprived, workaholic Heat coach builds his game plan

Updated: April 10, 2012, 10:08 AM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN The Magazine

SUNDAY, 6 A.M. -- 9.5 HOURS TO TIP-OFF The workers in the Dunkin' Donuts don't seem to know they're serving the coach of the Miami Heat.

As they pour his large coffee and wrap his breakfast sandwich -- no Boston Kreme for Erik Spoelstra -- they chat away in Spanish, paying little attention to the Filipino American with one of the most pressure-filled jobs in Florida. It's early morning on a winter Sunday in Miami, and aside from the 6,000 people running in the Miami ...

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