Sam Mitchell has certainly been the fans choice for the next Timberwolves head coach and of course his ties to the TWolves certainly helps. Mitchell was with Minnesota from 1995-2002. Mitchell certainly has head coaching experience, he coached the Raptors from 2005-2009. In 345 games h accumulated a 156-189 record (a .452 winning percentage)--in comparison Rambis in his 2 years with Minnesota as a head coach has accumulated a 32-132 record which translates to a .195 winning percentage. During the 2006-07 season Mitchell was awarded the NBA's Coach of the Year. As the fans would say--"Bring Sam-I-Am Home"!
Sam Mitchell is certainly qualified and would be a relatively inexpensive option for the Timberwolves.
Along with the Coach of the Year hardware, Mitchell has made the playoffs twice with the Raptors (losing in the first round both times) and was fired early in the '08-'09 season when the Raptors began the year 8-9.
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