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Sam Mitchell
Sam Mitchell
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Born: 09/02/63
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
One of Mitchell’s favorite memories of his time coaching the Raptors was working with Heat star Chris Bosh. The two were together for three-plus seasons in Toronto. “You hear so many times about superstars and how difficult it is to coach them,” Mitchell said. “He was the total opposite. A true professional, came to work on time every day, practiced hard every day. An unbelievable, unselfish teammate.”
The opener unfolded as Saunders would have scripted it. Prince and Garnett were both in the starting lineup, to stabilize an intriguing but inexperienced core, before retreating to the bench. The Timberwolves made their run, on the strength of those springy legs, and Garnett took control of the huddle during a key timeout. Then he and Prince returned to buttress Towns and Wiggins for the last stop. “We’re elated,” Mitchell said afterward, a word rarely used in Game 1 of 82. “Coach would be proud of us.”
Taylor also said during an interview that Sam Mitchell, appointed as interim coach when Saunders was hospitalized, will direct the team this season. Milt Newton will have expanded duties as the team’s general manager. “Sometimes, positives can happen,” Taylor said. “In this particular case, let’s see what these people do, let’s see what their leadership is. Going through difficult times, maybe we’ll see people bloom into what they might not have been otherwise.”
Storyline: Minnesota Timberwolves coach
“When Flip called me and offered me a job, I didn’t even have an agent,” said Mitchell, who was an assistant coach in New Jersey for a couple of seasons after he left Toronto. ” I was doing my media stuff and wanted to be dancing for the man on a whole other level. “[But] when Flip called me, he made some compelling arguments. He thought I did a good job in the media — I thought I did an excellent job — but he said to me ‘you’re always going to be a basketball coach.’”