Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is one of the most accomplished coaches in NBA history. In his 15 years as the head coach of the Heat, he has led Miami to 12 postseason appearances, six NBA Finals appearances, and two NBA titles. Sure, Spoelstra has coached plenty of great players along the way, such as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo, which no doubt were invaluable to Miami's postseason success. But any coach needs talented players to win in the NBA.

On Thursday's episode of the ESPN show, Get Up, the panel discussed the NBA Finals matchup between the Heat and the Denver Nuggets, and Jay Williams dropped a spicy take on Erik Spoelstra's coaching legacy, per a tweet from the show's official Twitter account:

“If [Erik Spoelstra's] able to pull this off, even if he doesn't, I think he's trending towards a top-five greatest coach in NBA history.”

Erik Spoelstra, 52, began his head coaching career with the Heat in the 2008-09 season. Before taking over the head coaching reigns, Spoelstra spent 11 years earning his stripes as an assistant coach with the organization.

Spoelstra and the Miami Heat should view Thursday night's Game 1 as a must-win game. If they can beat Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and the Denver Nuggets on their home court, the Heat will have home-court advantage in this series, and all of the pressure will be on the Nuggets to win Game 2. So here's to hoping that Jimmy Butler can lead the Heat to a victory on Thursday.