http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/TorontoSun/Sports/2005/03/17/963710-sun.htmlPeddie hired Babcock, who hired Sam Mitchell. Anyone familiar with Mitchell will tell you that his single largest complaint as an NBA coach is not the way his team plays defence, which it should be, but the amount of time he has had to devote to media responsibilities.
Mitchell, for the record, hates the daily give and take and isn't particularly adept at it. Yesterday morning he thought he was being funny when he gave some grief to Fan 590 morning show host Gord Stellick on his promotional stint on the rightholders station.
It never looks good on anyone to fight with just about the nicest man on earth, which Stellick happens to be. But Mitchell was only being himself. He thought he was being funny. Instead he came off as rude and small.
And when you coach a lousy team with tickets to sell in a market that remains unaccepting, playing the wise *** on the sports radio morning show isn't a way to help yourself or your organization.
It's a couple of days old, but I don't really think that matters.
I haven't read too many of Steve Simmons' articles, but this one caught my eye.