Video: Goran Dragic Campaigns Erik Spoelstra for Coach of the Year

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The Miami Heat (35-37) are one of the best stories in sports right now. After falling to 11-30 in January and looking like a lottery team, the Heat are currently in position to make the NBA playoffs.

The man behind the magic, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, has motivated his guys to stay the course all season and has helped players flourish under his system.

After receiving Coach of the Year consideration from Heat president Pat Riley, the head coach’s players have joined in on the campaigning too. Starting point guard Goran Dragic recently sent out a video shoutout, via Uninterruptedto back up his coach:

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Perhaps one other reason Dragic wants Spoelstra to win the award is because the coach has helped revive the guard’s career. Under Spoelstra’s system, the Slovenian speedster is averaging 20.1 points and 5.9 assists on a career-best 41 percent shooting from downtown, his best numbers in a Heat uniform.

Whether the two-time champion wins Coach of the Year or not, there’s no doubt Spoelstra has put together one of the best turnarounds in NBA history.
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Born and raised in South Florida, Justin has always been a passionate Miami Heat fan. An avid supporter from the time Miami got its first championship in 2006 to having a league-worst 15-67 record in 2008 to the whole LeBron James era until now, Justin has seen and stuck through it all. His all-around analysis and heart for the game has made him a premier NBA writer. He writes for a variety of sites but his commitment to the Heat is always top priority.