Tim Chisholm, basketball writer for TSN.ca was kind enough to chat some hoops with us. You can check out his regular blog here. Here’s a very brief summary:
- Sam Mitchell’s X’s and O’s: Feel’s like Sam’s not capable of having a great assistant which takes a large role in how the team works.
- Mitchell’s gone if he doesn’t win a playoff round. Maybe even early this year if the team struggles because Colangelo will not stand by.
- O’Neal Trade: Had to be done, doesn’t think we gave up too much. Risk is if things don’t work out, it’ll end up being minor rebuilding.
- The small forward situation
- Voshon Lenard: Agrees with me that he cost us Lebron James.
- Takes the Raptors to beat the Sixers tonight.
- Old Raptor teams: The Vince Carter Raptor teams were a “flash in the pan” while what Colangelo is doing can be sustained.
- Colangelo’s philosophy: Hasn’t succeeded in doing this in Phoenix, he’s learning to build for the first time in Toronto.
- Leo Rautins’ handling of the Sammy D situation wasn’t great.
- Predicts 45 wins
You can listen to the podcast by simply clicking on the play button. You may also choose to skip my rambling and go directly to the interview which starts at 5:07.[audio:http://raptorsrepublic.com/blog/audio/2008-10-29-TimChisholm.mp3]
Or you can download the file.
Apologize for the audio quality/production, it’ll improve in future podcasts. Once again, thanks to Tim.