Sam Speaks Out
Old 08-06-2008, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
dollar dollar bills yall

JayJayW's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 413
Sam Speaks Out

So i guess we finally get to here what Sam has to say

MT: What do you think about Canadian players like Steve Nash who donít play for the team? Do you think itís because of the current coaching staff?

SD: I understand Steve Nash wants to spend time with his family. I donít know what went on there. I have a different perspective on things now then I did initially. I learned at a young age that while there are rules, you have to deal with people differently. I donít know how the situation was handled with Nash or the other NBA players. I donít think any NBA players would want to be in that situation and deal with that drama. It would be tough for anybody.

MT: Rautins has also made it sound like as though you were forgetting Joel Anthony when you said it would be tough to get NBA players on the roster. He was a D-League call up. It appears obvious your intent was not to diss a teammate. Could you clear that up?

SD: I was dissing nobody. Me and Joel Anthony was cool. We hung out together. I even told him that I was proud of him being on the team. He was born in Canada. How come he never played for the Canadian team? Doesnít make sense huh? I told him, I was sooo happy to have him on the team. He works hard. He goes strong. I told him I loved playing with him. He should be very proud of himself. Itís a tough situation.

MT: Was there a meeting saying your dismissal was unanimous among the team?

SD: There was no meeting. Thatís not true. I spoke with some of the players. He said the same thing when he cut the other players about it being unanimous among us. He cut four players. I also think he had too many personal ties to the team.
JayJayW is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 08-06-2008, 03:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

Retired Administrator
Dr. J. Naismith's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Almonte
Posts: 12,770

So really he didn't reveal anything we didn't already know.
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 08-06-2008, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
dollar dollar bills yall

JayJayW's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 413

well he basically said that he didnt know aobut the desicion to let him go and also that he had no problems with his team mates when rautins stated that there was problems
JayJayW is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 08-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #4 (permalink)

RF Affiliate

Raptorman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,334
Send a message via MSN to Raptorman

Leo sounds like he is inexperienced with dealing with egos...which is 75% of the job.
Raptorman is offline   Boss Key Wife Key

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dino Nation Blog: B.C Speaks, We Listen And Trades Happen Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 0 06-24-2009 11:02 AM
Kapono speaks about the trade, role with 76ers jeffb Toronto Raptors 16 06-22-2009 04:58 AM
OíBryant getting tougher, Henderson speaks Windex Toronto Raptors 22 06-18-2009 01:03 PM
ESPN: "The firing speaks as much to Colangelo's performance as it does to Mitchell's" Windex Toronto Raptors 27 12-05-2008 01:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24