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January 3, 2013 Updates

Mitchell agrees to some extent, but said the Raptors ultimately made the best decision for them at the time. "That was a tough draft. I believe in that draft if Brandon Roy didn't have the knee issues he would have been the No. 1 pick, but the reason we passed on Brandon Roy is the reason you see now, his knees," Mitchell explained. "I'm not disappointed from the standpoint that we took Andrea, but I'm disappointed in that Andrea has yet to reach the potential he has because … Andrea has all-star type talent. He just hasn't played up to it yet. SportsNet

October 13, 2012 Updates

Former Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell vehemently denied a story that he had a training room tussle with Vince Carter back when the two were members of the organization. Jalen Rose, who played for Mitchell in Toronto, recently said on Grantland.com that the two were involved in an altercation which eventually ended with Carter picking up Sam Mitchell over shoulders and slamming him onto the training room floor. SportsNet

"You know the media. If Vince Carter and I got into a fight in the lockerroom when I was the coach, how long do you think it would be before the information would have came out?" Micthell asked his hosts. "You think it would have taken six or seven years before it came out? Or do you think it would have come out within a day? "You know guys can't hold water. Do you think they could have held that for six years?" SportsNet

"Consider the source. You know what blows my mind? And I don't attack people because I try to take the high road, but consider where it's coming from," Mitchell pointed out. "Where in this person's history are the things that he said true? You are talking about a person who played at a university whose record has been expunged. And for what? Lying and cheating. Right? "You spent your entire career in the NBA making a lot of money, but you never quite lived up to your potential as a player," Mitchell said of Rose. "Now you're on TV and you get to say these things. First of all, we need to stop believing that everybody on TV is credible and (that) everybody you hear in the media is credible." SportsNet

March 14, 2012 Updates
February 4, 2012 Updates

Former NBA player and coach Sam Mitchell announced he will be hosting a new radio talk show, called "Time Out With Sam Mitchell" Friday evening during a press conference and meet and greet for fans at Buffalo Wild Wings in Columbus. The show is scheduled to debut Feb. 13 from the show's home studio at 1460 Fox sports radio. Mitchell said the show will address several subject areas, including news, sports and entertainment. The show will air Monday through Friday from 3-5pm and also be streamed live on foxsportsradio1460.com Ledger-Enquirer

December 7, 2011 Updates

Sam Mitchell, who had been an assistant last season, will be re-assigned to scouting duties this season. Carlesimo, the former Seton Hall coach, and former Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers head coach, will be Johnson's lead assistant, sitting next to Johnson and providing insight into the game coaching. Elie, a former teammate of Johnson's with the San Antonio Spurs who served as an assistant coach for him in Dallas, will be working with the guards, among other duties. "I’ve known (Johnson) for a long time," Carlesimo said. "I did not like playing against him or coaching against him. he’s a good friend. We had a conversation a couple of years ago: ‘If the opportunity was ever there, would I be interested?’ Of course, I said, ‘Yes.’ At that time, I never dreamt it would be here. I think that was significant. My like or respect for the Nets goes way, way back — to Teaneck, the Island Garden, the Nassau Coliseum, the Meadowlands and the whole spectrum. Newark Star-Ledger

November 2, 2011 Updates

The names I’ve heard are the leading candidates to join Avery Johnson’s staff are P.J. Carlesimo and Mario Elie – both of whom have relationships with Johnson. As we’ve written before Sam Mitchell probably won’t be back. But the Nets won’t do anything with their staff until the lockout is settled. Tom Barrise, Popeye Jones and Doug Overton return, of course. Bergen Record

October 31, 2011 Updates

The Nets haven't replaced Sam Mitchell on Avery Johnson's bench yet, waiting for the end of the lockout to make formal offers. But word is they'd very much like to talk to Kings assistant Mario Elie, Johnson's former teammate on the first Spurs' championship team and one of Elie's best friends in basketball. The Nets may also look at former Warriors coach Keith Smart. NBA.com

September 14, 2011 Updates

The labor negotiations are faltering, but that hasn't stopped the Nets from shaking up their coaching staff. Top assistant Sam Mitchell is unlikely to return next season, according to a source, leaving open a spot at the front of the bench for ex-Seton Hall coach P.J. Carlesimo. New York Daily News

September 9, 2011 Updates
August 23, 2011 Updates

The Wolves brass worked for weeks to get Adelman to come in for more than a phone interview. If he wants the job, and they can agree on a salary, the job is probably his. The salary would probably have to be around $5 million per year. Adelman joins Don Nelson and Sam Mitchell, likely, as the team's top candidates. The 65-year-old Adelman has taken time off during his career, and the thought is he might want to take another year off to spend time with his family. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

August 20, 2011 Updates

Everybody in the league I have talked with in recent weeks would be more than surprised, though, if Adelman agrees to coach the Wolves. If he declines, the Wolves then will move ahead with the process and probably choose either Nelson or Mitchell for the job. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

August 10, 2011 Updates
August 5, 2011 Updates

Former Timberwolves player Sam Mitchell will meet Monday with club owner Glen Taylor and president of basketball operations David Kahn to discuss the team's vacant head coaching position, according to a person with knowledge of the team's search to replace Kurt Rambis. Mitchell, 47, is an assistant with the New Jersey Nets. He was NBA coach of the year in 2006-07 when he led Toronto to a 47-35 record and the team's first playoff berth in five years. Mitchell, who played 10 of his 13 NBA seasons with the Wolves, coached Toronto for four years before he was fired 17 games into the 2007-08 season after the team's 8-9 start. St. Paul Pioneer Press

August 3, 2011 Updates

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