Also basically every nonplayoff team is trying to fish Weaver from OKC, heh.
I was watching the simulcast of Tim and Sid and Tim said and i'm paraphrasing "half the fan base is going to be upset either way, whether you let Colangelo go or pick up his option. It's just a question of if you do let him go is there someone who is more qualified than a guy with two exec. of the year awards?" He was basically saying you might as well pick-up the option because there's nothing that will or can be done this upcoming year..
It was yesterday's,though. So, it's possible I'm forgetting something.
Fresh from twitter.Quote:
All signs point to Bryan Colangelo being in his final days with the Raptors. Story should be up soon.
Sounds like Tim and mlse are no longer drinking the Kool-aid. Bryan over spiked the punch and no one wants to touch it. Dare I dream change?
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>MLSE Hires Firm To Search For New Raptors' GM, No Decision Announced Yet On Bryan Colangelo -- <a href="http://t.co/WBewllXgr9" title="http://bit.ly/17Hc4M0">bit.ly/17Hc4M0</a></p>— RealGM (@RealGM) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealGM/status/335522807838547968">May 17, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Regardless of that fact, the team that will be trotted out next year, will be, for the most part, as assembled by BC.
Unless of course the talented core we've assembled is.. disassembled.
None of this should be seen as an endorsement or in defense of BC.
Building that team is another story -- Grunwald (we shouldn't have let him go) seems to understand the importance of the 3pt variance. Melo a good 3pt shooter is surrounded by great 3pt shooters Novak (had a better 3pt% than fg%), Prigioni, Copeland, Shumpert
Frustrating as it has been to check RR a couple times a day for news in the past week, I love the fact that Leiweke is not being rushed on this. If, in the end, he retains Colangelo then I would be behind the decision - he knows more about this sort of thing than the casual and even the rabid fan. I hope he doesn't retain him, but I'm just a fan.
This includes raw per game, per 36 and %.
Melo may not be a good defender, but I wouldn't call him a 'shit' defender either. He got that reputation in Denver under a coach (George Karl) who hasn't been known his emphasis on defense since his days in Seattle (and having Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp likely helped out quite a bit). That said, he's not going to be considered for a DPOY award any time soon either.
If Casey is not head coach I hope he's around as ast now is a good time to make a run at Jerry Sloan I can see him wanting to coach this young talented team.
According to ADRIAN WOJNAROWSKI
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Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is pursuing Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri to take over as the top basketball executive of the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Masai, the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year, has emerged as the top choice of the search firm – Korn/Ferry International – that's been charged with finding a successor to Raptors president Bryan Colangelo, league sources said.
MLSE has until Monday to make a decision on Colangelo's contract option for next year. It is possible that he could stay with the franchise under a new top basketball official.
Ujiri's contract as Denver's general manager expires this summer and he has been in talks with ownership on an extension. Ujiri, 42, has a strong bond with Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke but new MLSE top executive, Tim Leiweke, has expressed a desire to make a serious financial and organizational commitment to an elite executive to turn around the franchise.
I really hope this happens. His contract is up, he's underpaid. He cut his teeth here and has shown to be one of the best talent evaluators. He knows this roster fairly well, so I think what Leiweke would offer will be intriguing to him
Apparently they're targeting Masai Ujiri. Although unlikely, that'd be unreal!