Patrick Mutombo Rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Raptors 905 G League head coach Patrick Mutombo is joining the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. Mutombo had previously served as an assistant with Toronto and Denver.
Wainright may have been too well-liked at summer league. Patrick Mutombo, who coached the Vegas team and will coach Raptors 905 this season, jokingly engaged in some subterfuge to try to snag Wainright for the 905 instead of the Raptors. “I love him,” Mutombo said. “I told Masai and Bobby, I was messing with them, I said, ‘I don’t think he’s good enough for the Raptors.’ Bobby chewed me out. He said, ‘Patrick, we’re not doing that.’ Credit to our front office, they bring in good people. Talented basketball player, a joy to coach, and then he’s just got a toughness that I have a soft spot for. He’s been great. He’s a great force with us.”
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors 905/SL HC Patrick Mutombo on Scottie Barnes: “He’s talented, a lot of potential. I love his desire to win. I love his willingness to listen and also say ‘my bad’ or encourage his teammates. There’s a lot of work to do with him but, man, it’s exciting the potential he has”
Marc J. Spears: The Toronto Raptors say Patrick Mutombo will return as head coach of Raptors 905. Mutombo will also serve as head coach for the Raptors at NBA Summer League 2021 in Las Vegas. The full coaching staff for Raptors 905 will be released at a later date.