The annual NBA GM survey has been released, and as always, there's a few ridiculous votes on it. It's not surprising that NBA GMs are emotional beings with irrational thoughts, but Erik Spoelstra gets a "best coach in the NBA" vote while Tom Thibodeau does not? Come on guys.
Erik Spoelstra was on the verge of being fired because he took the most talented team in the NBA (by far) and failed to win the title once. The Heat were seriously contemplating shipping off Chris Bosh and dumping Spoelstra if they didn't pull it off last season. I guess to the victor goes the spoils, but I think you'd be hard pressed to convince me that if Spoelstra and Thibodeau were on the market that any GM is signing Spoelstra.
Tom Thibodeau was recognized by 70% of the voters as the coach with the best defensive schemes for the second season in a row. Though defense is the area where coaching makes the most difference, apparently it's not enough to land him a single vote as best coach in the NBA.
Derrick Rose unsurprisingly dropped in several categories simply because he got hurt, and people tend to forget and make an emotional reaction over that news. Rose was considered the best PG in the NBA last season and the fastest player in the open floor but ranks #2 in both categories behind Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook respectively.
Probably fair given his poor season and question marks over how he'll play after returning from ACL surgery.
The Bulls surprisingly weren't ranked in anyone's top list for underrated off-season moves or best off-season [I kid] and have fallen to second in the ranks of who will win the central division which is more than fair given the question marks they have facing this year.
When deciding how much validity to put into this survey just remember that they called the Ben Wallace signing the best move in the NBA off-season in 2006.