Spurs, Heat defined by stability at the top
JUN 16, 2013 3:53p ET
Twelve coaches have been fired since the regular season ended. That includes six who led their teams to the playoffs.
But two of the three longest-tenured coaches in the league are showing that consistency and patience can pay off in a big way. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is in his 17th season. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is in his fifth, making him the third longest-tenured coach.
Both have decried the recent run of firings that included reigning Coach of the Year George Karl in Denver.
The Heat and Spurs enter Game 5 on Sunday night tied at two games apiece.