Originally Posted by brwnman
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...
A lot of that has to do with the PG's having the freedom to do whatever they want but I agree with you. Sometimes it backfires when the PG is making bad decisions (Alston, James and Ford chucking and Calderon overdribbling) but Sam has had more of a positive than negative effect on the PG's.