Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/8/13
MIAMI Erik Spoelstra was in a good mood Wednesday morning when voting results were announced for NBA Coach of the Year.Thats because he didnt win.I congratulate George Karl. I know he didnt want it either, said Spoelstra, the Miami Heat coach who finished second behind Karl, who won the award for the Denver Nuggets.There has been a jinx associated with the award considering a number of coaches have been fired or ended up resigning not long after winning it. Between 2005-09, four straight coaches handed the trophyDallas Avery Johnson, Torontos Sam Mitchell, New Orleans Byron Scott and Clevelands Mike Brownwere gone within two years.I think (coaches are) probably aware of the stigma and the jinx, Spoelstra said. Im not very superstitious but all coaches, I think you guys understand that award. Its not quite as definitive as the (Sports Illustrated cover) jinx but its pretty close.Actually, though, the previous three coaches to have won the award dont appear to be going anywhere anyti...
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