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

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  • Phil Jackson

    2 4.55%
  • Masai Ujiri

    23 52.27%
  • Kevin Pritchard

    6 13.64%
  • Troy Weaver

    6 13.64%
  • David Morway

    1 2.27%
  • Ed Stefanski

    5 11.36%
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Thread: Masai Ujiri Hired As Raptors GM (post #780)

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    Quote ReubenJRD wrote: View Post
    Well, I live in Vancouver, so it's pretty obvious why I haven't been to a TFC game.

    And, I commented "tits" cause it's your everyday calling.
    you're absolutely right, and i will heed your advice and venture to the titty bar tonight. i wasn't going to go, but your sage advice has steered my mind to fulfill the desire for titties.

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    This could mean a lot, it may mean nothing, no way to tell. Let's stress about this and have heart attacks earlier in life.
    Last edited by Apollo; Wed May 8th, 2013 at 12:47 PM. Reason: iphone....

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    Ramona Shelburne: Phil turned down Nets, but source tells ESPN he's still open to possibility of coaching if he "has say in the roster." Twitter @ramonashelburne

    Ramona Shelburne: Phil's been pretty clear. He wants influence over a franchise a la Riley in Miami. Prefers front office, but would coach if he's got power. Twitter @ramonashelburne


    Ramona Shelburne: If he doesn't have influence over franchise, source says Phil might just stay retired for now. Twitter @ramonashelburne
    All via HoopsHype.com


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    Why is the process taking so long? Why hasn't MLSE made a decision on Colangelo? Other teams are moving quickly, getting their GM/coaching situations nailed down and moving forward.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Why is the process taking so long? Why hasn't MLSE made a decision on Colangelo? Other teams are moving quickly, getting their GM/coaching situations nailed down and moving forward.
    I think we'll hear an announcement any moment this week. The fact that unlike other teams, Raps. have taken some time could mean that consideration is being given to retaining BC.
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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Why is the process taking so long? Why hasn't MLSE made a decision on Colangelo? Other teams are moving quickly, getting their GM/coaching situations nailed down and moving forward.
    It's not taking long, you're just impatient.

    The season ended what, 3 weeks ago? Many teams have barely moved yet, even if they started making changes by firing guys. Vacancies still being created faster than they're being filled. And especially in relation to the Raptors, I haven't seen any move, like a GM hiring, that makes me think "damn, Toronto could've hired him if they had already fired BC". Same goes for coaches. Don't feel like anyone has snatched up a fantastic coach before the Raps could have. Big names are still out there. Some good assistants still in the playoffs and not possibilities yet.

    Nothing wrong with the approach taken except that it's boring for fans waiting to hear if there'll be a change.

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    Quote white men can't jump wrote: View Post
    It's not taking long, you're just impatient.

    The season ended what, 3 weeks ago? Many teams have barely moved yet, even if they started making changes by firing guys. Vacancies still being created faster than they're being filled. And especially in relation to the Raptors, I haven't seen any move, like a GM hiring, that makes me think "damn, Toronto could've hired him if they had already fired BC". Same goes for coaches. Don't feel like anyone has snatched up a fantastic coach before the Raps could have. Big names are still out there. Some good assistants still in the playoffs and not possibilities yet.

    Nothing wrong with the approach taken except that it's boring for fans waiting to hear if there'll be a change.
    Especially with the new guy just hired 10 days ago.
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    No "Fire Tim Leiwke" thread yet?

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    Marc Stein of ESPN when commenting on Phil Jackson's options calls Toronto and Charlotte "bottom feeder franchises in unglamorous Eastern Conference cities."

    Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...sons-next-move

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Marc Stein of ESPN when commenting on Phil Jackson's options calls Toronto and Charlotte "bottom feeder franchises in unglamorous Eastern Conference cities."

    Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...sons-next-move
    That's huge! Getting Beckham to LA was a bigger deal. This going to hurt if he doesn't come here

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    No more painful than anything else since the existence of this team. It would be par for the course really.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Marc Stein of ESPN when commenting on Phil Jackson's options calls Toronto and Charlotte "bottom feeder franchises in unglamorous Eastern Conference cities."

    Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...sons-next-move
    Is that good, or bad .. I'm confused.

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    Default True hoops TV likes Raps chances of landing Phil.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=9255130 I think it makes sense and can't wait for all this to be over with. But, is Phil really the perfect guy for the job?

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Marc Stein of ESPN when commenting on Phil Jackson's options calls Toronto and Charlotte "bottom feeder franchises in unglamorous Eastern Conference cities."

    Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...sons-next-move
    I think having Toronto known as an "unglamorous" place is just an advantage for us. This could convince Phil that we are the type of team that's in desperate need of his services.
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    Quote JordanMariam14 wrote: View Post
    Is that good, or bad .. I'm confused.
    In context, Stein is saying Toronto is not a desirable place to work for someone of Phil's stature and reputation.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Marc Stein of ESPN when commenting on Phil Jackson's options calls Toronto and Charlotte "bottom feeder franchises in unglamorous Eastern Conference cities."

    Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...sons-next-move
    And Utah or San Antonio are glamorous?

    Or Houston?

    Or Sacramento?

    Or Memphis?

    Or OKC?

    Or Portland?

    Or Minnesota?


    I'm not trying to be overly sensitive with knocks on Toronto here (and I know I have been guilty in the past) but Toronto is a major international city. It is a very glamorous city on a world scale relative to the majority of NBA markets.

    Now are you saying the current basketball situation is lacking glamour? Well that I can agree with.
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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Marc Stein of ESPN when commenting on Phil Jackson's options calls Toronto and Charlotte "bottom feeder franchises in unglamorous Eastern Conference cities."

    Source: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/pos...sons-next-move
    i guess someone forgot to tell leiweke

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    Well if he's done with coaching, I doubt he'll bring many good things for us... Maybe some respect and credibility. But anyway, he's known for great work ethic, so why not give a shot ( if he wants to )

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    And Utah or San Antonio are glamorous?

    Or Houston?

    Or Sacramento?

    Or Memphis?

    Or OKC?

    Or Portland?

    Or Minnesota?


    I'm not trying to be overly sensitive with knocks on Toronto here (and I know I have been guilty in the past) but Toronto is a major international city. It is a very glamorous city on a world scale relative to the majority of NBA markets.

    Now are you saying the current basketball situation is lacking glamour? Well that I can agree with.
    To play devil's advocate, he did say "in the Eastern Conference". I think it's fair to say that Toronto could very well be perceived by players/agents/media/average Americans as one of the least desirable cities in the EC.

    "Glamorous cities" could refer to both the allure of the city itself (rightfully or wrongfully) and/or the history/tradition of the city as a basketball town. The EC boasts some of the most well known and significant cities in the US, even if they're technically smaller, truly less "glamorous" or have a less engaged fanbase than Toronto. I'm not surprised at Toronto being lumped into the bottom third of "glamorous" cities in the EC:

    - New York
    - Brooklyn
    - Miami
    - Boston
    - Chicago
    - Atlanta
    - Philadelphia
    - Washington
    - Orlando
    - Detroit

    UN-glamorous EC cities
    - Charlotte
    - Milwaukee
    - Cleveland
    - Indiana
    - Toronto

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    Detroit is glamorous? lol, have you been to Detroit? :P (I know you said tradition)

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