Raptor Coach Sam Mitchell had some strong words prior to Wednesday’s 110-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. In clarifying Tuesday’s night’s rumored altercation with point guard Rafer Alston, Mitchell called out the Gund Arena cleaning crew for keeping a messy house.
“I laugh at the fact that it went from shouting to I was actually rolling around on the floor with my nice suit on,” said Mitchell. “I don’t do that anymore. I’m a little too old. First of all, I hadn’t fought in so long, I forgot how to. Second, I pay too much for my clothes to roll around on the dirty locker-room floor.”
Torontoist hopes that the Cavaliers organization will handle this issue so visitors such as Rafer Alston and Latrell Sprewell won’t have to second guess strangling their coaches in the future.
Unfortunately the Raptors problems stretch a lot farther then this, as there is currently more drama in their “dirty locker-room” then there is in a Slim Shady CD.
Rafer Alston is demanding an apology for Tuesday night’s incident, referring to his coach when saying, “Somebody better be man enough to say they made a mistake.” Also when asked if he is happy as a Raptor, he replied, “That remains to be seen.” Perhaps five million a year isn’t enough incentive to behave.
One person who certainly isn’t hiding his displeasure at wearing a Raptor uniform is guard Eric Williams. Williams who came over in the Vince Carter deal, has seen his minutes drop from 35 a game while in New Jersey, to less than 20 with the Raps. He had started a long string of games following the deal with the Nets, however, when Jalen Rose clawed his way out of Mitchell’s doghouse, he was returned to the bench. Eric says he just wants to play, stating “If
I’m not going to be a part of this team, I can go anywhere else and help a team out. I can go to New Orleans and help them out.”
We were pretty naïve to think all the drama left with VC. At least the DancePak’s still hot!