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Old 11-23-2009, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sam Mitchell: "An All-Star is a guy that you can pencil in with a pen..."

Sam makes some interesting points about his time in Toronto.

It's the featured video on the right hand side.

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Smitch is actually making a few good points. However, back in 2007, I remember listening to a couple of radio shows debate whether Smitch or BC was more responsible for the success of the Raps, and the consensus seemed to be it was BC. In fact, I remember that dude with the aviator glasses, Bob McGowan (?), pretty much saying a lot about how it had more to do with the team, rather than the coaching. I mean, think about it, in 2006-2007, the Raps had 4 new players in their starting lineup (TJ, Parker, Jorge, Rasho), that alone was a major upgrade that would catch the competition a little off guard. But I agree with Smitch that once the Raps started to do well, the excpectations started to get higher than what the Raps were capable of delivering on. Smitch was always an average coach at best. Smitch was given a disproportionate amount of credit for their success, and he was held to unobtainable standards near the end. And boy did he suck at developing younger players. Not sure if Triano will be much better at that, though.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sam was a much better coach then most here give him credit for. The fact is, he was a pretty good comunicator, good with young players and was a great interview. Unlike that stiff we currently have.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I hope Smitch gets another coaching gig soon. I personally miss his radical post-game material. I could seriously listen to him sermonize and gripe for hours on end. Triano seems kind of vanilla when compared to Smitch and Kevin O'Neill.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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An allstar makes shats. They made some shats - we didn't make ours.

Nah, I never got on the Smitch hate-train. I know he's not the greatest coach with x's and o's, but oddly enough he brought an element that I still don't understand. He made it work.
That said - I think he wanted to go near the end of his tenure. It was the best for both parties.
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I hope Smitch gets another coaching gig soon. I personally miss his radical post-game material. I could seriously listen to him sermonize and gripe for hours on end. Triano seems kind of vanilla when compared to Smitch and Kevin O'Neill.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Personally, I kind of liked Kevin O'Neil. I wish he had been given a second year to prove himself. Before Carter got hurt against San Antonio and Jalen broke his hand, the Raps were on pace to make the playoffs in 04'. KO wasn't that bad, in my opinion.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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THANK YOU!!! I've said that since he's left. I thought Kevin O'Neil was one of the best coaches we've ever had, behind Lenny Wilkens. His defensive schemes were great, and since we had a great one-on-one player in Carter and even Jalen, it could have lead to better times. I wish he stayed one more year with Carter and Jalen still here. He also would have given Bosh a ton of post-ups, which would have developed him. He will probably get a coaching job in the NBA soon...and will succeed. Great coach, great attitude too...really riled up the group. SVG-esque.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I liked O'Neil it was the talent that made him suffer. Sam was too hung up on a work ethic and a culture that wasn't there. He toyed with Bargnani's fragile confidence and was favourting Moon too much. However he has made a good point with the pencil and the all-star.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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He was just about to suggest that Jose was maybe not quite the player people were thinking, when he got cut off.

Great to see him again. And man a guy that breaks his clip board over his knee just looks like he's in over his head.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i rather have him then pussy triano because he knew when to bench bargnani's ass
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Sam looking dapper as usual.

Whether Sam Mitchell was a good coach or not, I never thought his personality meshed with the type of team we had. At face value it didn't seem, to me, that Sam and the rest of the team saw eye-to-eye on things. I'm also sure it didn't help that he and BC weren't always on the same page.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Great to see him again. And man a guy that breaks his clip board over his knee just looks like he's in over his head.
I completely agree. It was funny last season and most liked him getting pissed. But seriously, he simply looks like a guy that doesn't have a clue out there and imo shit like that loses the respect of the players quickly if he keeps doing it.
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Doesn't anyone find the quote amusing?
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Doesn't anyone find the quote amusing?
Yes.


Sam could of been the Jerry Sloan of Toronto, but no one has patience for a coach to grow anymore. Heads need to roll to justify blame.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:04 PM   #19 (permalink)
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And you look at some of the guys on this team, Sam Mitchell type players, Jarett jack, Wright, Evans, Amir. Even Belli. Derozan and Weems. Players with athleticism who can defend.

BC finally went out and started getting the type of players Mitchell was asking for.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Sam could of been the Jerry Sloan of Toronto, but no one has patience for a coach to grow anymore.
Then what the fuck are we doing with Triano. This guy has a shit load more growing to do then Sam had when he was canned.

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