Sam Mitchell can still draw a crowd.
The former Raptors head coach, a day shy of his one-year anniversary of being fired, was courtside for last night's tilt here at the Philips Arena.
Dressed in black and looking as fit as ever, the Atlanta resident exchanged nods of acknowledgement with both Chris Bosh and Jose Calderon as the Raptors took the floor but otherwise had little interaction with Toronto.
If he was aware it was exactly one day shy of the infamous anniversary, which followed on the heels of a 39-point loss to the Denver Nuggets, Mitchell wasn't admitting it.
He agreed to sit down with a few of the travelling media at halftime in a courtside lounge with the qualifier: "As long as there's no stupid questions."