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Vecsey: Mitchell Won't Return

Peter Vecsey's New York Post column is syndicated, appearing in newspapers around the world...often with more news items in the expanded, syndicated version.  Last weekend's column included one item of interest to Nets fans: "Sources say Sam Mitchell will not return to the Nets to assist Avery Johnson..."

Mitchell has been traveling in Canada the last two weeks, selling local officials and businessmen on the viability of the new National Basketball League, looking like the leading candidate for commissioner of the NBL, the David Stern of Canada.  Vecsey's expanded column also notes that two NBA assistants, Dave Joerger of Memphis and Reggie Theus of Minnesota, may be looking for work. If Mitchell goes leave, it would mean Avery Johnson's top two assistants won't be returning.  Larry Krystkowiak has already signed on with the University of Utah.