and was stopped from winning by the GOAT.
If he has reached the finals twice(to be stopped by MJ) then yes I believe he is a championship coach.
2 Finals appearances > 0
My same reasoning, if Doc can be vastly overrated as a great coach for leading a veteran club of Hall of Famers, then why can't coaches like Karl and the Gundy brother get credit for reaching the Finals only to be done in by dynasties.
Besides the NBA only has Carlisle, Pop, Doc and Spo' as championship coaches. Think about that anomaly. Makes sense considering the like of Phil but still.
Edited by Ven, November 17, 2013 - 07:28 PM.