Great coaching isn't missed until it's gone
This scenario is the result of his unique skill and talent, a commodity that is sadly becoming a lost art. The talent is the ability to teach and develop a product. I'm always amazed at the short-shrift great coaches get when they're actually producing. It's usually after they're gone that people seem to miss them the most. How many NBA championships did Jordan, Pippen, Shaq and Kobe win without Phil?
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