Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc …

Colangelo waiting it out
As the Raptors lurch toward the post-season, Bryan Colangelo tempers his disappointment with the knowledge that the season isn’t yet complete.

“We have arguably a more talented team than last year, we have arguably under-utilized some of that talent to some extent this year at various points throughout the year,” the team’s president and general manager said yesterday.

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Ominous words to hear for the Raptors’ head coach, Sam Mitchell, heading towards the post-season … given Bryan Colangelo’s track record of handling head coaches for the Phoenix Suns …

YR

SEASON

HEAD COACH

11th yr

04-05

Mike D’Antoni (62-20)

10th yr

03-04

Frank Johnson (8-13); replaced by Mike D’Antoni (21-40), Change #5

9th yr

02-03

Frank Johnson (44-38 )

8th yr

01-02

Scott Skiles (25-26); replaced by Frank Johnson (11-20), Change #4

7th yr

00-01

Scott Skiles (51-31)

6th yr

99-00

Danny Ainge (13-7); replaced by Scott Skiles (40-22), Change #3

5th yr

98-99

Danny Ainge (27-23)

4th yr

97-98

Danny Ainge (56-26)

3rd yr

96-97

Cotton Fitzsimmons (0-8); replaced by Danny Ainge (40-34), Change #2

2nd yr

95-96

Paul Westphal (14-19); replaced by Cotton Fitzsimmons (27-22), Change #1

1st yr

94-95

Paul Westphal (59-23)

When things didn’t quite go according to plan, in Phoenix, it was the head coach who was changed.

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One Response to “Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc …”

  1. Two solitudes in Raptorland « Khandor’s Sports Blog Says:

    […] (at least, if you’re Sam Mitchell, and you understand Bryan Colangelo’s M.O., i.e. Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc …)  […]

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