Mic'd up Mitchell

STEVE BUFFERY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:16 AM ET

Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell admitted that he will have to think twice before he goes off on one of his players or a referee tomorrow night when his club faces the Detroit Pistons at the ACC.

Mitchell will be wearing a microphone, as will Detroit head coach Flip Saunders, for the game which will be broadcast in the United States on ESPN. At times during the contest, selected comments from the two coaches will be broadcast for the benefit of the viewing audience.

"You just try to behave yourself and watch your language the best you can," said Mitchell, one of the more colourful and outspoken coaches in the NBA. "But I have confidence that the NBA is not going to let me embarrass myself or the organization. You just try to keep your emotions in check.

"I still have to do my job," he added. "Other than watching my language, I don't think it's going to affect me. And I need to do that anyway. I'm constantly trying to clean up my vocabulary."

BOSH'S HOLIDAY FUN

The YouTube.com video that Chris Bosh made over the Christmas holiday is attracting a lot of attention. Bosh, complete with a cowboy hat and a beer belly, comes across as used car salesman type in the video -- except he is not peddling cars, but is encouraging fans to vote him on to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

KID'S TOURNAMENT

The Chris Bosh Foundation is holding their second annual Bosh's Kids Basketball Tournament. It will take place this Saturday at the Hoop Dome (75 Carl Hall Rd.) in the Downsview Park area. Sixteen teams will be participating, with youth 13-17 years old. The tournament begins at noon and individual and team awards will be given courtesy of Nike Canada, Toronto Raptors Basketball Club and Frame it On Bloor.

The event was held at Scadding Court Community Center last year. By having it at a larger facility, eight more teams (16 total) will be able to participate. Each team is guaranteed at least three 20 minute games.


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