Brian Flores' rise from a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn to head coach of the Miami Dolphins is an amazing story...

There's just some elements of that story that haven't been given their proper due.

Flores didn't have it easy as one of five sons of Honduran immigrants struggling to make ends meet but determined to give their children better opportunities. Most importantly, what Flores and his four brothers got from their parents — Raul and Maria — was love, support and a great set of values, a foundation that would lead Brian to where he is today.

"My parents immigrated here in the '70s and they came here to build a better life for me, my brothers and my entire family," Flores said during his introductory press conference. "My parents, my uncles, my aunts, we spent a lot of time to where maybe we didn't have a lot of money, but we were rich in love and that's for sure."

Flores became Dolphins head coach after helping the New England Patriots win another Super Bowl title with a 13-3 victory against the Los Angeles Rams, brilliantly wrapping up his first season as defensive play-caller for Bill Belichick.

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