Theyre only 'elite' in some views because they both have the top 2 players in the game. in this case i believe theyre just overrated because great players can overcome shitty coaching. Not that i think theyre shitty coaches, theyre just not elite. i hardly believe any coach is elite except for Pop.
I think Spo is the better coach, he might not be as good with the words as Brooks but I'll take the guy who makes good tactical changes over the guy who's good at delivering a loosing speech. X's and O's is the most underrated aspect of basketball to fans.
To me Brooks and his staff cost the Thunder a chance at winning the finals, these guys sat there and watched Shane Battier destroy them because they insisted on keeping Perkins in the starting lineup. That's one of the worst pieces of coaching I've ever seen at that level, the guy was useless against what Spo had the Heat do as a team.