Originally Posted by rezznor
best rookie coach ever? i'm not gonna count last year, this is his first complete season.
Its hard to say, but I'd say yes. Riley won a title in his first year but he had a ready-made championship caliber team. To my knowledge, Riley really didn't change the culture of that team, while Avery certainly has for the Mavs.
Avery will be among the league's elite for a long, long time.