Originally Posted by fancylad
Mitchell will have absolutely no problem getting a job. In fact he probably looks more appealing after the firing.
Indeed. There is a tiny bit of satisfaction, which is heavily outweighed by the team sucking, but nonetheless. a tiny bit of satisfaction in seeing the team plunder after Mitch was fired. Their were just so many Smitch-haters who have no real idea what basketball coaching is about, and it's nice having the told-you-so card that comes with being a huge Sam Mitchell fan.
Yes Mitchell was inexperienced, and yes he made quite a few coaching mistakes because of that inexperience. But he always demanded the respect of his players, and for the most part he got that. And because of that, he always got their best efforts.
Did he lose the team? Maybe. Was it to early to tell? Definitely. Would we have a better record with him still at the helm? There is no doubt in my mind.
With the recent team's struggles, it only makes it more clear in my mind that he never had the appropriate lead assistant helping him out, which is what a inexperienced head coach needs.