Sam Mitchell Raptors

Raptors Fire Sam Mitchell

Wow. Ya gotta figure that Bryan Colangelo just wasn't a fan of Sam Mitchell. After Mitchell won coach of the year honours two years ago, the Raptors GM had little choice but to sign Mitchell to a new deal; but now that the Raptors have slipped one game below the break-even mark, Colangelo apparently figured he had his excuse to cut him loose.

The reality though is that Colangelo has put together a team that's not nearly as good as he thinks it is. He let one of their best bench players, Carlos Delfino, sign overseas at the end of last season, and failed to find a decent back up point guard or veteran character guys outside of the injury-prone Jermaine O'Neal that would help with team chemistry.

There's no word yet on who the Raptors might find to replace Mitchell, but assistant coach Jay Triano will take over on an interim basis.

Photo from Raptors Talk on Flickr


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