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%
  • Other (please name names)

    1 2.27%
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Thread: Masai Ujiri Hired As Raptors GM (post #780)

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    Quote Hugmenot wrote: View Post
    Phil Jackson is proud of you, young zen master!

    For what it's worth, I totally agree with you when you wrote that Primer's question was unfair (or loaded).
    Thanks very much Sir.
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    Quote torch19 wrote: View Post
    No shame in moving on to a different position with the company and I actually think he would be useful as an executive behind the scenes, taking care of some business function -- whether its corporate sales, marketing & ticket sales, community relations, media relations, finance -- for the ever expanding juggernaut that is the MLSE.
    I was actually surprised about his reported move to another position in the Organisation. Knowing his ego, it seems uncharacteristic. I guess we'll find out more tomorrow.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Larry Bird is the guy they SHOULD pursue.
    The same one who said Jerry Sloan and Phil Jackson in Toronto would be totally unrealistic.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Sadly, just for Raptors fans.

    #PrayForOklahoma
    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Sig wrote: View Post
    What are you talking about?
    They are dealing with some pretty bad tornadoes right now, lots of houses destroyed and people hurt.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    They are dealing with some pretty bad tornadoes right now, lots of houses destroyed and people hurt.
    This is even a massive understatement.
    Some of the destruction in Oklahoma has been some of the most horrific things I've ever seen.

    It literally ripped down a Hospital and two Elementary schools in the same town.
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    Via RealGM, Grange is reporting that Colangelo will stay on as President. New GM will report to Lieweke.

    I have no idea what is going on here.....

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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    Via RealGM, Grange is reporting that Colangelo will stay on as President. New GM will report to Lieweke.

    I have no idea what is going on here.....
    As president of what?
    #FREE

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    Leiweke conference call on NBATV Canada right now.

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    As president of what?
    Of the Raps

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/n...ors-president/

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    Quote RandomGuy wrote: View Post
    As president of what?
    Basketball operations?

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    http://blog.raptors.com/press-releas...ounce-changes/

    Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke announced Tuesday that he has revamped the senior leadership of the Toronto Raptors in preparation for next season. Bryan Colangelo has had his contract extended as the team’s President and will report directly to Mr. Leiweke. The club has also created a new position of General Manager that will have final authority on all basketball-related decisions. At this time, with input from Colangelo, Leiweke is conducting a search to identify candidates and expects to name the new GM in the next 30 days.

    “After thorough evaluation and considering all the options, we have concluded that these changes will be in the best interest of the organization,” said Leiweke. “By splitting the roles and having both men report directly to me, we are adding depth to the basketball operations group and giving the Toronto Raptors the best chance of competing for championships in the future. The new GM will inherit a great situation in Toronto, as all of my due diligence around the League indicates that we have a fine, young core and a few key moves will make us a playoff contender next season.”

    While the General Manager will have autonomy over basketball decisions, Colangelo will continue to advise Leiweke on basketball-related matters while also broadening his involvement with the business side of the franchise. “The future of this team and this organization excites me more than ever, and I am looking forward to being part of our future success,” said Colangelo. “I will add whatever is necessary to help improve our basketball team while also expanding my efforts to increase brand awareness and influence growth of the game across this great country.”

    “Bryan is skilled, knowledgeable and respected across the NBA and will be a resource that we count on to help build the Raptors into Canada’s team,” said Leiweke.

    MLSE also announced that Leiweke would move up his official start date from July 1 to June 3 at the suggestion of the Board.

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    Of note,

    "The new GM will inherit a great situation in Toronto, as all of my due diligence around the League indicates that we have a fine, young core and a few key moves will make us a playoff contender next season.

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    meaning trading Bargnani and Fields for something useful get a pick for Kabongo.

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    @jerboat

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    Stepping up his start date to June 3rd? This is good news.

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    *sigh of relief* well atleast we know they aren't planning on blowing it all up
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    That's one bizarre press conference......

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    From various twitters,

    - Colangelo kept on because of sheer number of years of experience, Leiweke doesn't want to lose that. Will place him in roles to offer insight but GM+Leiweke have final say. Also to manage, foster, and grow Basketball in Canada.
    - BC wanted to stay as GM, Leiweke disagreed. If BC wants to leave, they will let him go.
    - Leiweke heading the search for new GM personally
    - New GM within a month
    - No budget for new GM, Leiweke will spend to win
    - New GM will have immediate control of raptors, management, coaches, players all expendable

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    This is all boardroom politics. You cannot sell this in good faith cause it makes no sense. Colangelo is a basketball guy, not a businessman. MLSE could find 1,000 other guys better suited to a non-basketball role than BC. Hopefully, this doesn't screw up the GM search....

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