This week on The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, the Raptors have finally introduced their new President of Basketball Operations and GM Massai Ujiri to the Toronto media and fans- and the response is overwhelmingly positive. Fans and media alike are in love with their new GM…but not me. Am I being crazy? Why am I not drinking the Massai Kool-Aid? To unpack the presser and to gain some perspective on the hiring of Ujiri I’ve assembled the round table!! Joined by my brother Mike (who knows college basketball) live from the streets of Nigeria, Greg Mason (the brain from the south) from the State of Florida, and The Fifth Quarter Blog’s Blair Miller, we discuss:
- Massai Ujiri- good hire?
- What about his press conference- should we be encouraged or discouraged by his vaugue answers?
- Why is Colangelo still in Toronto- and does Tim Leiweke really have complete control?
- Who are Larry, Roger, and Bell and why are they still involved in the decision making processif Leiweke has complete control?
- What does Massai’s new vision and culture look like?
- And why must we wait for him to assemble his staff before we get any answers!
Lastly, we preview the NBA Finals and make our picks in a surprisingly feisty and divided Miami vs San Antonio debate.
- Amir trains dolphins when he isn’t playing basketball…
- Rebuild or Re-tool?