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Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
His media relations overlords would blanche at some of his antics; “c’mon, Sam,” they’d say, “they know what you’re going to say but they need you to say it.” He’d eventually say what we needed him to say, albeit grudgingly. There’d be days when he’d stand after practice for 90 minutes talking politics and smack, debating whatever issue you wanted to debate and a whole bunch you probably didn’t want to. He could be full of poop and full of insight in the same conversation and if you called him on the former, he’d laugh with you and say, ‘yeah, you’re probably right.’
Total disclosure: I like Sam Mitchell, quite a bit, actually. He is engaging and entertaining, he’s got an opinion on every issue under the sun whether he knows anything about it or not, he never shuts up and doesn’t suffer fools gladly, not should he. He’d be asked about some injury to some player, he’d look behind his back and say “does it look like I have my medical degree? I don’t know.” Someone would ask how so-and-so was feeling and he’d roll his eyes in that way of his and say “he’s right over there, why don’t you go ask him yourself?”
Marc J. Spears: T-Wolves say coach Flip Saunders will miss Wed game at Raps for personal reasons. Asst coach Sam Mitchell, ex-Raps coach, will replace him.
Payal Doshi: “I’m happy to be here. Sam Mitchell is here the gutsy veteran who I give credit to my whole career” – Kevin Garnett on coming back!
Minnesota coach Flip Saunders missed the Timberwolves’ game against Denver on Monday night because of an illness. Saunders has been battling the bug that has circulated through the team for a few days and was hopeful he could make it to the game after skipping the morning shootaround. But by Monday afternoon it became clear he wasn’t feeling well enough to coach, so assistant Sam Mitchell took over.
Ryan Wolstat: Dwane Casey ties Lenny Wilkens for second in Raptors coaching victories. Trails only Sam Mitchell. Easily has best winning percentage
Sam Mitchell: My new position with the #Wolves affords me no time for social media. Special thanks to @TSN_Sports @SiriusXMNBA @929TheGame and @NBATV!
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sam Mitchell is finalizing an agreement today to join Flip Saunders coaching staff in Minnesota, league source tells Yahoo.
Saunders: “I tell a story. I tell a story about – we were in the locker room when KG was in like his third year in the league, and Sam Mitchell was sitting in the locker room. KG was in there, and we had lost a couple games, and we were all sitting there talking. KG started going, ‘Hey, you’ve got to start doing more.’ And he’s talking to some of the bench guys. ‘You’ve got to start doing more.’ And Sam said, ‘Hey, hold it, hold it. Let me tell you something. You’re making all the money. Hey, it’s your responsibility. You make the money, you’ve got to live up to that.’ So, that was the mentality, and from that time, KG never ever from that point, he always took responsibility.”
Shams Charania: Former Raptors coach Sam Mitchell still in discussions on assistant coaching deal with Minnesota Timberwolves, league source tells RealGM.
When it’s all sorted out, Flip’s staff is expected to include former Wolves players Sam Mitchell and Sidney Lowe, although I’m not certain yet if either is a coach-in-waiting to take the job next. No word if one of Flip’s former players, Chauncey Billups, will become that former coach-in-waiting and it’s likely Flip’s son Ryan will eventually join the staff.
WGL Management is representing former NBA player and coach Sam Mitchell, whose name has surfaced in media reports as a candidate for some NBA head coaching positions this offseason. WGL Management founder and veteran coaches agentWarren LeGarie is representing Mitchell. He was formerly represented by CSE.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Wolves owner Glen Taylor has been partial to Sam Mitchell, but Saunders is increasingly intrigued with Del Negro’s candidacy, sources say.
Darren Wolfson: My info: I’d be mildly surprised if he gets it. RT @manderson92 @DarrenWolfson give me some info on Sam M.? Offense or defensive minded etc.
With star Kevin Love’s future in Minnesota in doubt, the Wolves now will resume a search process that has included interviews with, among others, former Toronto coach Sam Mitchell, who is a former Wolves forward, and Lionel Hollins, whom Joerger replaced in Memphis last summer. Joerger, 40, grew up in Staples, Minn., attended college in Moorhead and labored in basketball’s minor leagues — where he won five titles in seven years — for a decade before the Grizzlies hired him as an assistant coach in 2007 and promoted him to the head coach’s job a year ago.
For now, those sources say the Wolves will continue with their hiring process, which has included interviews with former Toronto coach Sam Mitchell and former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins, among others.
Darren Wolfson: W/ agent connection, Mitchell will be in the mix to join Joerger’s staff, if/when he lands w/ #Twolves. Would be a popular/interesting pick.
Darren Wolfson: Interesting spot for agent Warren LeGarie to be in. Represents both Dave Joerger and Sam Mitchell. #twolves
Taylor needs to get a better feel for Joerger before the T’wolves sign off on hiring him, league sources said. Taylor has been an advocate of former Toronto coach Sam Mitchell, who had a long career with the Timberwolves as a player. Mitchell has already interviewed for the job.