Host Andrew Damelin went IN PERSON(!) to meet up with Raptors 905 Head Coach Patrick Mutombo and GM Chad Sanders on the second day of coaching camp.
Coach Mutombo has a placing presence and seriousness, even in audio type. Mutombo displays on methods his method might should be tweaked going ahead, earlier than moving into the “first day of faculty” feeling of coaching camp. Mutombo recounts quizzing two-way gamers Justin Champagnie and David Johnson on DeMar DeRozan’s scouting report (“don’t leap on the pump-fakes!”) earlier than the Raptors’ recreation in opposition to the Bulls, then watching because the younger Raptors promptly bit on mentioned pump-fakes. We additionally focus on the ache of slicing gamers, and the enjoyment Coach Mutombo anticipates when he tells sure gamers they’ve made the group.
BONUS MOMENT: prepare for a Raptors 905 participant screaming on the prime of his lungs throughout our dialog. Mutombo’s response is fairly priceless.
Now coming into his fourth season as Raptors 905 GM, Chad offers us a uncommon dose of emotion when describing his love for the job. Chad recounts the most effective reactions he’s gotten when informing 905 gamers that they’ve signed NBA contracts. Chad laughs wistfully (my interpretation) concerning the NBA-success of former 905ers Alize Johnson and Gary Payton II, and we get into the tiny margin for error Henry Ellenson had when he signed his 10-day with the Raptors final season.
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The Interview(s): Raptors 905 Brass Version. Patrick Mutombo, Head Coach. Chad Sanders, GM originated on Raptors Republic.