Sam Mitchell Fired as Raptors Coach

Raptors BasketballNamed NBA's coach of the year a little over one season ago, Sam Mitchell has been fired as head coach of the Toronto Raptors. He's been replaced on an interim basis by Jay Triano, a Niagara Falls, Ontario native best known for coaching the Canadian men's team from 1998-2004.

I'm sorry to see Smitch go, but this team was in danger of being left for good in that wasteland between the contenders and horrible. On a positive note, Jay Triano is now the first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history.

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Point Guard

Coach Triano is the best fit for the team. Steve Nash is coming next with Triano on board. Raptors is not just Chris Bosh Team. We should have a balance offense and Bargnani and Jermaine is as equally talented as Bosh.

Kudos to the mgmt team.

December 3, 2008 @ 8:19 PM

Toronto Mike

Bargnani and Jermaine are not as talented as Bosh, but I agree with your earlier point. We need more than Bosh if we're going to win a series this year.

Nash would be a nice addition...

December 3, 2008 @ 8:21 PM

Michael Washington

Will Solomon is better thatn Roko Ukic anyday. The new coach sucks. Solomon played good when Jose Calderon was hurt.
The new coach is a racist and don't know what he is doing.
They giving Ukic playing time and not Solomon. Is the coaching staff just dum or what? Solomon is a good player and I hope a better team pick him up not a sorry team like the raptors, he's better than all of the players they have now.

January 29, 2009 @ 1:59 AM

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