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

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

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    No Raps news will be coming till June 30th. Nothing but speculation right now.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    No Raps news will be coming till June 30th. Nothing but speculation right now.
    No reason to stop posting because of that.

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    What I hate about this is the perception I get that they feel like if Phil Jackson is out, then they consider Colangelo a decent fallback guy. That could not be further from the truth. They should be getting rid of him regardless.
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    All of this waiting for the announcement.. It doesn't make sense that he hasn't already been re-hired to me.

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    Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun:

    How can one write this:

    At long last, it appears the fate of Bryan Colangelo will be resolved.

    There are those who believe a decision will be made official by as early Monday.

    Unofficially, Colangelo’s option year is expected to be picked up, a route many in basketball circles had anticipated in the days leading up to the Raptors’ season finale.

    In the absence of an official announcement, there’s been no shortage of speculation surrounding Colangelo and the path new top dog Tim Leiweke wants to take a basketball franchise that has missed the post-season for five straight springs, a first for a team that has only advanced beyond the first round only once in its existence.
    .... and a few paragraphs later write:

    What the Raptors franchise needs is clarity in the executive suites and results on the hardwood, not exactly the hallmarks that have characterized the club in recent years.

    With the NBA’s pre-draft camp set to open in Chicago on Wednesday, the process of connecting the dots is in full swing.

    Bell CEO George Cope, who is said to be on Colangelo’s side, was knee deep into CRTC hearings involving the Astral-Bell merger deal.

    Leiweke is only beginning to understand the landscape he inherited, but this big-thinking executive must realize no name, regardless of stature, can turn the Raptors overnight.

    It’s why the decision to give Colangelo one more year seems so logical that it’s laughable why nothing has been done.
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    BC will be given 1 more year, book it!

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    No reason to stop posting because of that.
    Ya I know but still I love hearing news a lot of the speculation is getting me HYPE! so much what IFs

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    Just going to post what I've said before. Tired of raptors giving personnel "second chances". It never amounts to anything. Its something distinctly unique the raptors, too. The majority of other clubs seem to have no issue axing front office and coaching personnel.

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    Just going to post what I've said before. Tired of raptors giving personnel "second chances". It never amounts to anything. Its something distinctly unique the raptors, too. The majority of other clubs seem to have no issue axing front office and coaching personnel.
    Giving Colangelo a one year extension isn't a second chance. Next year our franchise is fairly handcuffed to our fate. There's no draft pick, there's no cap flexibility and no pre-eminent franchise changing trades (bargnani trade better happen but hopes are not high on the return).

    So, BC should be here to see the year out. Next year MLSE should clean house even if we make the playoffs (unless we somehow finish in the top 5 or make the second round).

    Exceptions: BC shouldn't be able to make any crippling extensions or signings (of players not named millsap, west, smith -- none of these being likely unless S&T magic happens). **No extension for Gay

    If our lineup could somehow be:

    Lowry/Nate Robinson
    DeRozan/Tony Allen
    Gay/Fields
    (Boozer/Millsap/West/Smith/Gasol)/Tyler Hansbrough
    JV/Johnson

    I would be content -- the idea being our second unit would have SHUTDOWN defense.

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    Colangelo is staying according to hoopshype which is using the Toronto Sun as a source. I'll see if I can dig up a link or proof


    update: The article they link too does not confirm anything other than a decision is coming
    Last edited by thead; Sun May 12th, 2013 at 12:32 PM.

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    Here ya go thead:
    Quote Toronto Sun wrote:
    At long last, it appears the fate of Bryan Colangelo will be resolved.

    Unofficially, Colangelo’s option year is expected to be picked up, a route many in basketball circles had anticipated in the days leading up to the Raptors’ season finale.

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    Tim Leiweke, the new executive of the Raptors' ownership group Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, is expected to allow Colangelo to continue the process of building the Raptors back into a playoff contender after missing out on the last five postseasons.

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    Doesn't sound very Official by any stretch; but at this point in time, I can't imagine they'd be given false information.
    Last edited by Joey; Sun May 12th, 2013 at 12:35 PM.
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    We should go outside MLSE's office with "Fire Colangelo" signs. Who's with me?
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    Quote connected wrote: View Post
    Giving Colangelo a one year extension isn't a second chance. Next year our franchise is fairly handcuffed to our fate. There's no draft pick, there's no cap flexibility and no pre-eminent franchise changing trades (bargnani trade better happen but hopes are not high on the return).

    So, BC should be here to see the year out. Next year MLSE should clean house even if we make the playoffs (unless we somehow finish in the top 5 or make the second round).

    Exceptions: BC shouldn't be able to make any crippling extensions or signings (of players not named millsap, west, smith -- none of these being likely unless S&T magic happens). **No extension for Gay

    If our lineup could somehow be:

    Lowry/Nate Robinson
    DeRozan/Tony Allen
    Gay/Fields
    (Boozer/Millsap/West/Smith/Gasol)/Tyler Hansbrough
    JV/Johnson

    I would be content -- the idea being our second unit would have SHUTDOWN defense.
    This is what we all want, but I don't see it happening. Do you think the Bulls would still allow the Boozer,Nate/ Bargnani, Lucas trade to go down? I still think BC should have accepted that trade. It seems better than anything we're going to get this off-season.

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    Colangelo's stock keeps rising every day. I am repeating myself.

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    Quote Mr.Z wrote: View Post
    This is what we all want, but I don't see it happening. Do you think the Bulls would still allow the Boozer,Nate/ Bargnani, Lucas trade to go down? I still think BC should have accepted that trade. It seems better than anything we're going to get this off-season.
    I think they will do it simply so they don't have to pay the repeater's tax penalty. Gibson extension kicks in next year, Rip Hamiltons option probably won't be picked up -- Nate won't be in the deal because he's a free agent (unless it's a S&T). If Thibs can get anything out of Bargnani they won't need Boozer with Noah/Gibson and the left over minutes for AB.

    There won't be much pressure for AB in Chicago. With Rose/Deng/Noah/Butler leading the charge AB is there for tax relief and a scoring option off the bench.

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    Quote hotfuzz wrote: View Post
    We should go outside MLSE's office with "Fire Colangelo" signs. Who's with me?
    If you manage to gather a respectable amount of people, ill be there

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    Quote connected wrote: View Post
    I think they will do it simply so they don't have to pay the repeater's tax penalty. Gibson extension kicks in next year, Rip Hamiltons option probably won't be picked up -- Nate won't be in the deal because he's a free agent (unless it's a S&T). If Thibs can get anything out of Bargnani they won't need Boozer with Noah/Gibson and the left over minutes for AB.

    There won't be much pressure for AB in Chicago. With Rose/Deng/Noah/Butler leading the charge AB is there for tax relief and a scoring option off the bench.
    And if even Thibs can't get Andrea to play hard, well then I doubt anyone else could.

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    Quote connected wrote: View Post
    Giving Colangelo a one year extension isn't a second chance. Next year our franchise is fairly handcuffed to our fate. There's no draft pick, there's no cap flexibility and no pre-eminent franchise changing trades (bargnani trade better happen but hopes are not high on the return).

    So, BC should be here to see the year out. Next year MLSE should clean house even if we make the playoffs (unless we somehow finish in the top 5 or make the second round).

    Exceptions: BC shouldn't be able to make any crippling extensions or signings (of players not named millsap, west, smith -- none of these being likely unless S&T magic happens). **No extension for Gay

    If our lineup could somehow be:

    Lowry/Nate Robinson
    DeRozan/Tony Allen
    Gay/Fields
    (Boozer/Millsap/West/Smith/Gasol)/Tyler Hansbrough
    JV/Johnson

    I would be content -- the idea being our second unit would have SHUTDOWN defense.
    I get your point about how there's nothing to be done next year, but how does that justify BC being given another year. If anything, we should be starting the "clean house" process early.
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    Quote Sig wrote: View Post
    If you manage to gather a respectable amount of people, ill be there
    The first follower is the most important person. Without the first follower it is just hotfuzz standing outside MLSE's office waving a "Fire Colangelo" sign looking like a psycho or some other politically incorrect term.

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    Ryan Wolstat: As Zic wrote, all signs pointing to Colangelo's option getting picked up. Has been zero indication of anything else happening. Twitter @WolstatSun
    Well it took new ownership nearly a year to get a head of MLSE. I guess it will take new leader of MLSE nearly a year to get a new President/GM of the Raptors.
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