Sam Mitchell Biography
Samuel E. Mitchell Jr. commonly known as Sam Mitchell is a former professional basketball player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Memphis Tigers of the American Athletic Conference (AAC).
Having been born on September 2, 1963,he was the interim head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for one season.
He was also the head coach for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2004 to 2008.He also currently works as a talk show co-host/analyst on SiriusXM NBA Radio.
How old Is Sam Mitchell?| Age
He was born on September 2, 1963. He is 59 years old.
Height and Weight
He has an estimated height of 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) , and a weight of 210 lb (95 kg)
Sam Mitchell Education
Mitchell being raised in Columbus, he began his elementary schooling in the same place then he joined High school graduated from Columbus High School. Afterwards he played college basketball at Mercer University for four seasons.
Is Sam Mitchell Married?| Wife|Lyndall Mitchell
Mitchell is married to Lyndall Mitchell. The two wedded on Nov 2009.
Afterwards he played college basketball at Mercer University for four seasons, and scored nearly 2,000 points, becoming the leading scorer in Bears history.
Mitchell did not commence play in the NBA after being drafted and until joining1989 expansion team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, in their inaugural season.
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Mitchell started his NBA career, first spending three seasons with theTimberwolves.During his playing days in Minneapolis, he scored a career-high 37 pointsagainst the Philadelphia 76ers on February 3, 1991.
Mitchell ranks second in Wolves history in points, steals and minutes played, and is third in total rebounds.
On March 30, 2007, Mitchell got his 100th win as NBA coach. He also led the Toronto Raptors to their first division title in franchise history.
On December 3, 2008, Mitchell was relieved of his duties as the team’s headcoach.Assistant coach Jay Triano took over the position of interim head coach of the Raptors.
The firing was ridiculed by the TNT Overtime crew because the Raptors were only one game under.For the rest of the season, Mitchell became the official head coach. Although he would still be treated as an interim coach.
During his sole season coaching the Timberwolves, he would coach them to the fifth-worst record in the league with a 29-53 record.
On April 13, 2016, Mitchell was relieved of his interim head coaching duties.
After an up-and-down season running a ridiculously young Timberwolves team as interim head coach in 2015-16, Mitchell was let go as interim head coach.
Mitchell, the 2007 NBA Coach of the Year, discussed as much with Darren “Doogie” Wolfson at ESPN Radio recently. Thanks to Pro Basketball Talk’s Dan Feldman for the transcription.