View Poll Results: Who do you think will be next GM of the Toronto Raptors?

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  • Phil Jackson

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  • Masai Ujiri

    23 52.27%
  • Kevin Pritchard

    6 13.64%
  • Troy Weaver

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  • David Morway

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Thread: Masai Ujiri Hired As Raptors GM (post #780)

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    I would be happy with Phil taking a Riley role with this franchise. He is well connected and very knowledgable. I would assume that he'd immediately hire Brian Shaw and institute the Triangle on offence, which would necessarily be a bad thing. With Lowry's game being more of a scorer than distributer, we could run the triangle with him, Gay and JV/Amir.

    He would bring more respectability to the franchise and might even be able to land us a free agent in the near future. Something no other GM has been able to do

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    The difference is Colangelo led the Nash chase while Tim Leiweke leads the Jackson chase.
    At this point I'm too pesimistic that anyone can lift this curse that seems to be over the team. If Leiweke manages to get us out of this hole, and I'm not talking by just getting Phil, but if he's actually able to change the fortunes of this team I may have to dedicate a small portion of my home to create an altar where I can worship him.

    I will call this new religion Leiwekism.

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    Isn't MJ generally known as being a jackass? Why would anyone want to work with him?

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    At this point I'm too pesimistic that anyone can lift this curse that seems to be over the team. If Leiweke manages to get us out of this hole, and I'm not talking by just getting Phil, but if he's actually able to change the fortunes of this team I may have to dedicate a small portion of my home to create an altar where I can worship him.

    I will call this new religion Leiwekism.
    What are you talking about? Being poorly run isn't a curse. It's bad management. I don't know what curse you are referring to...

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    Isn't MJ generally known as being a jackass? Why would anyone want to work with him?
    They wouldn't. When you're pretty much the consensus GOAT, and you still have a chip on your shoulder, and feel like people don't respect you or recognize how great you are...well then people will actually start to lose respect for you. Grow up MJ. This is ownership, and your ego can't build a team.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    What are you talking about? Being poorly run isn't a curse. It's bad management. I don't know what curse you are referring to...
    We've been around since '95 and have a single playoff series win in that time. As a fan I see that as being cursed. If you don't see it that way and feel that we've been "poorly run" for that duration then that's your prerogative.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    We've been around since '95 and have a single playoff series win in that time. As a fan I see that as being cursed. If you don't see it that way and feel that we've been "poorly run" for that duration then that's your prerogative.
    Well, we've arguably never had a fully competent front office. Grunwald did ok, but it was a rush job to try and put some kind of playoff team around Carter.

    The team has also never had ownership that actually cared about winning. So yeah, I would say how the organization was run was the biggest problem. They only cared about money, which hasn't really been a problem since the Carter era. When ownership doesn't care about team success, the team will never experience a high level of success.

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    We've been around since '95 and have a single playoff series win in that time. As a fan I see that as being cursed. If you don't see it that way and feel that we've been "poorly run" for that duration then that's your prerogative.
    You seriously believe the team is cursed? Really? Is this 1692?

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    Quote Mediumcore wrote: View Post
    We've been around since '95 and have a single playoff series win in that time. As a fan I see that as being cursed. If you don't see it that way and feel that we've been "poorly run" for that duration then that's your prerogative.
    What would this curse be based on? There's no Babe-Ruth trade here. Unless you count our existence as the sole justification for a curse, in which case your extreme pessemism might need professional help.

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    Curses are viable to some interesting story unrelated to the Raptors.... 18 years of straight loses is a long time really will make a person believe in that kind of thing lol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_Colonel

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    Quote Marz wrote: View Post
    Why does everyone want the Zen Master so bad? He's a coach, and he's never been anything more.
    Inspite of the fact that some discussion has already taken place in response to this post I'd like to say that in most cases this is and should be absolutely true BUT P Jackson is an exception. I agree that there's an obsession with this idea due to Phil being a legendary Coach but if a shrewd, reputed and successful Executive like Tim L'ke is pursuing him, it can't be due to an obsession. Yes there's no proof that L'ke is pursuing him but it's hard to believe that he's not.

    The ideal management team in my opinion should be Jackson, Colangelo and Stephanski. This shouldn't be difficult as the later two are already in place. This way Colangelo would get a fair last chance and with Jackson's input, there should be some meaningful tweaks and maybe even major trades. If things don't work, Colangelo and Stephanski could be removed and Jackson can take over. The experience would serve as a nice induction and transition for Jackson.

    Just my opinion.
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    Phil Jackson as the president, he will flip DeRozan into Kobe, book it.

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    Quote Eric Akshinthala wrote: View Post
    Inspite of the fact that some discussion has already taken place in response to this post I'd like to say that in most cases this is and should be absolutely true BUT P Jackson is an exception. I agree that there's an obsession with this idea due to Phil being a legendary Coach but if a shrewd, reputed and successful Executive like Tim L'ke is pursuing him, it can't be due to an obsession. Yes there's no proof that L'ke is pursuing him but it's hard to believe that he's not.

    The ideal management team in my opinion should be Jackson, Colangelo and Stephanski. This shouldn't be difficult as the later two are already in place. This way Colangelo would get a fair last chance and with Jackson's input, there should be some meaningful tweaks and maybe even major trades. If things don't work, Colangelo and Stephanski could be removed and Jackson can take over. The experience would serve as a nice induction and transition for Jackson.

    Just my opinion.
    I totally agree with the above statement. I am not sure why people are getting so carried away. And why everyone wants Colangelo gone. I think we would just be adding Phil to the picture without anyone being removed. Colangelo is just as well connected as L'ke. So guys you need to take a step back and look at the above, that is the ideal picture. Not addition by subtraction.

    And there is no guarantee that Phil is coming here, so don't get all ramped up to get shot down. Keep things in perspective.

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    Quote tenforthewin wrote: View Post
    Phil Jackson as the president, he will flip DeRozan into Kobe, book it.
    totally

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    Goodness gracious. I'm still in denial the fact that PJ isn't coming over for coaching..

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    Quote Sig wrote: View Post
    is this real?

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    So NBA.com has a posting on this really picking up steam over night (they dont report rumors)

    http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/0...s=iref:nbahpts

    the comments is all LA fans saying no way no way Phil should run LA or coach LA again.

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    is this real?
    He got surgery so he could have 12 digits (2 donated from Jon Stockton) for his 11 Rings

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    is this real?
    Yes

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