Re: "Don’t believe the hype:?Mitchell is gone,"?Apr. 24:

It’s obvious Marty York doesn’t like the Toronto Raptors.

Just as I finished reading a column by York that once again bashed the Raptors, I learned the coach that he had just deemed unemployed by next season was named the NBA’s coach of the year. I think it’s easy to see why.


Sam Mitchell turned around a team that was 27-55 just a year ago and made them a playoff-driven, division championship team. He built Chris Bosh from the young, skinny forward he was into one of the most intimidating players in the NBA.

I think it’s safe to say Marty York can officially eat his words.