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Kstat
11-27-2006, 03:13 PM
It’s time for Mitchell to go: Raptors player

"We need a coaching change, man. Colangelo’s brought in good players, but the coaching’s terrible. (Mitchell) has us running around like chickens with our heads cut off. "

—Unnamed Raptors player

http://www.metronews.ca/column.aspx?id=18430&searchtype=1&fragment=False

At least one of the Raptors believes coach Sam Mitchell should be fired.

"I’ll be stunned if he’s with us another week," the player said, naturally requesting anonymity. "We need a coaching change, man. (General manager Bryan) Colangelo’s brought in good players, but the coaching’s terrible. He (Mitchell) has us running around like chickens with our heads cut off. He stresses shooting and offence, but then he’s always on our *** about our defence."

The Raptors have lost six consecutive games and the player said Mitchell’s lectures have gotten old.

"They’re no good for our confidence," he said. "We don’t even hear his bull no more. He’s lost us, man. We just shut him out."

The player accused Mitchell of spending too much time "on extra-curricular activities away from basketball," although he would not elaborate.

He also said: "Mitchell squabbles too much, man, whether it’s with players or assistant coaches, even reporters. He’s always looking for a fight. He never just chills. It’s ridiculous."

The player said he would never share his thoughts about Mitchell with reporters who cover the team regularly.

"No way, man, the reporters who travel with us seem intimidated by him," he said. "We laugh. He pisses off people every day, but that don’t get reported.

"Watch what happens now. You print what I tell you, and then Mitchell denies it and then all the beat reporters and radio guys just say you made it up and ****. And we get told to deny it or not to comment, and we do ’cause we don’t need no headaches."

"Just quote me, man. Write what I say. It’s the truth. Mitchell’s got to go. And when he gets fired, it’ll all come out and we won’t care no more about what he thinks."

The player predicted Mitchell’s successor will either be one of the Raptors’ assistant coaches or a member of the Phoenix Suns’ coaching staff.

Robobtowncolt
11-27-2006, 03:18 PM
When did Morris Peterson start spelling his name "Unnamed Raptors player"?

Seed
11-27-2006, 03:50 PM
When did Morris Peterson start spelling his name "Unnamed Raptors player"?
:D
I really don't get why they benched Mo for Freddie. They have a small line-up now, and I think they will be out-rebounded on a daily basis. Plus Freddie was doing well coming as the 6th man.

Los Angeles
11-27-2006, 05:40 PM
When did Morris Peterson start spelling his name "Unnamed Raptors player"?

Since I drafted him for my fantasy team.

:suicide:

Coop
11-27-2006, 05:48 PM
If I had to guess, I would say this is Peterson mainly because of his demotion to the bench in favor of Freddy. If that's the case, does this mean we can finally trade for him? I've wanted MP on this team for the past 3 years. Please get this done Larry!!

Kegboy
11-27-2006, 05:49 PM
I'd take Sam as our coach. Half our roster needs a good body slam.

pizza guy
11-27-2006, 06:58 PM
Does Jack for MoPete work?

Well, make it work.

Please.

Anthem
11-28-2006, 12:00 AM
Does Jack for MoPete work?

Well, make it work.

Please.
Even better... MoPete for Sarunas.

Moses
11-28-2006, 12:26 AM
Jack for MoPete.

We could use a CONSISTENT outside shooter.

Robertmto
11-28-2006, 01:43 AM
I'd take Sam as our coach. Half our roster needs a good body slam.

I think Knight's gettin tired of that TT job

:)

Pitons
11-28-2006, 08:09 AM
Even better... MoPete for Sarunas.

It would be very good. I think both teams would win with this trade.

Doug
11-28-2006, 09:42 AM
Great. Let's trade for MoPete. We need yet another player who can tune a coach out, complain to the press, and generally be a malcontent.

Phildog
11-28-2006, 09:49 AM
Great. Let's trade for MoPete. We need yet another player who can tune a coach out, complain to the press, and generally be a malcontent.


Ding Ding

Wonder if he packs heat too? Thats kinda a requirement these days...

Anthem
11-28-2006, 06:00 PM
Great. Let's trade for MoPete. We need yet another player who can tune a coach out, complain to the press, and generally be a malcontent.
It would still be a step up.

Mr.ThunderMakeR
11-28-2006, 08:28 PM
Please oh PLEASE trade for Mo Pete. He would bring just the type of character and professionalism this team is sorely lacking.