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Mitchell Unconcerned by Move Down the Bench

In an interview with his hometown paper, Sam Mitchell says that although he wants to be a head coach again, he's happy to be working for Avery Johnson.

"I’ve just been very happy to have this opportunity," Mitchell said. "I’m just happy where I am at right now."

Moreover, the NBA Coach of the Year in 2007, doesn't think there will any problems transitioning back, calling his two years off "an extended vacation". 

"I’ve been in basketball 20-plus years, so I’m where I need to be," said Mitchell, who interviewed for the 76ers head coaching job before talking to Johnson about the Nets job.