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Old 09-19-2008, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Benzo View Post
Man..people love agreeing with Benzo.
This guy does know what he's talking about.

Myth: Sam Mitchell is the wrong coach for Chris Bosh and the Raptors.
Truth: Mitchell was one tough dude during his playing days, but his best player (Bosh) certainly isnít the first guy most associate with hard. So is there really anyone better equipped to guide Bosh than Mitchell? Not likely. Even after earning Coach of the Year honors in 2007 (and a contract extension), outsiders still speculated Mitchell might not be the right man for the Raptorsí personnel.

This is the same Mitchell who was hauled-off the CBA scrapheap in í89 and still managed to forge a 13-year NBA career. The same Mitchell whoís credited with taking KG under his wing in Minnesota when the Big Ticket was still a teen. The same Mitchell who made Bosh run sprints alone, in front of his teammates during practice while screaming ďI ainít giviní you nuthiní Chris Bosh!Ē over and over.

Mitchell has been so demanding of Bosh these past few years itís almost frightening. But the results are unavoidable: A division title, two trips to the Playoffs, three All-Star appearances for Bosh. For what itís worth, in the duration that CB4 has played under Mitchell, heís scored more points than Duncan, grabbed more boards than Amare, and raised his game to a level matched by only a precious few at his position.
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