Originally Posted by RapsFan
I don't know about making stops on D at the NBA level right now, but I think he'll be fine. He could emerge as an upper elechon backup PG.
I am concerned about Mitchell coaching him. I read a few articles that Mitchell used to blast Jose over and over...in games, in practice, swearing at him etc. Pretty brutal stuff. It worked with Jose, because that is his mentality obviously, but who knows if it will work with everyone. Although, is it possible Mitchell actually tailored his approach to what he felt would work with Jose...a la Phil Jackson.....nah...too much credit for the Smich.
If there is one thing that is Sam Mitchell's strength is making his team's PG better. He had his run-ins with Rafer, but rafer played decently well under Sam Mitchell. Mike James had a career year under Sam Mitchell (whether it be because of contract of Sam, it was under sam's coaching). TJ Ford improved pretty much each year he was with Sam. and Sam brought up Jose Calderon. Sam has a pretty good track record when it comes to making his PGs produce...