"It was expected there would be some resolution in time for the company's meeting of the board, scheduled for Wednesday but according to sources the board - who have ceded the decision on Raptors personnel to Leiweke - is prepared to wait a little longer to make a decision about Colangelo's current deal or offering him an extension," Michael Grange wrote on Sportsnet. "That timeline may not suit Colangelo and there is some suggestion that he may take action preemptively and offer his resignation in the coming days."
The past month hasn't been too kind to Colangelo as rumours of Phil Jackson taking over his job surfaced and he was forced to sell himself to the board and new CEO Tim Leiweke. That sell job happened nearly a week ago and the board doesn't appear close to deciding to pick up the option on the upcoming year of Colangelo's contract, extend him or cut him loose.
"I'm not going to let the board dictate the timing on this and this is no disrespect to the board," Leiweke told Sportsnet. "That's not the right way to do this. I think it's a matter of whatever time that takes is what it takes, we're not going to knee jerk. I'm not going to let the board overrule the time and to their credit, they haven't asked it. They've been very patient. It wouldn't shock me that if at the end of the day, if I'm not going to give him a vote of confidence, he moves on."
Whoever told you skies the limit is looking dumb because I'm 22 and i'm moonwalking on the sun.
They need to axe him or give him a three year extension.
Enough is enough, man up and be decisive.
Either he's your guy or he's not.
Let's cut the crap.
If they extend him a year and say "let's see where this goes" I'm going to be profoundly discouraged with this team...
Honestly, I hope Colangelo tells the team to stick it because he's merely their backup plan right now and if I were made to feel that unappreciated (whether deservingly so or not) that's what I would do... And at least that speeds up the closure.
It sounds like they will let this play out until BC resigns (not re-signs). Leiweke is trying to let him save some face on his way out.
Well with the Leafs losing we may have the decision sooner rather than later. BC is probably fired.
sometimes, i think there's a large swath of raptor fans who care much more about what the media/fans in other markets will think of this team/franchise than how the team itself is run/performs on the floor. of course, that may be because those are BC's prime concerns as well.
oh, and it's a good thing the nuggs went after an 'experienced' GM to lead them out of what very well could have been a similar festering pile of dogshit of a roster. oh, what's that?!?! they hired a guy with NO GM EXPERIENCE!?!? and he just won exec of the year*? NOT POSSIBLE.
*there is no bigger joke of an award out there, but it seems to be the kind of thing that a good portion of raptor fans (i.e. BC apologists) seem to cling to as having some kind of signficant import. well, at least when it suits their narrative.
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TRUE LOVE - Sometimes you know it the instant you see it across the bar.
I really like Leiweke's "Take no Prisoners" attitude;
Apparently Colangelo is looking at forcing their hand though.. he could offer his resignation if they don't move fast."I'm not going to let the board dictate the timing on this and this is no disrespect to the board," Leiweke told Sportsnet. "That's not the right way to do this. I think it's a matter of whatever time that takes is what it takes, we're not going to knee jerk. I'm not going to let the board overrule the time and to their credit, they haven't asked it. They've been very patient. It wouldn't shock me that if at the end of the day, if I'm not going to give him a vote of confidence, he moves on."
From the sounds of it this may be Leiweke and MLSE forcing Colangelo out without having the courage to actually pull the trigger. If that's the case, it's not a great start to Leiweke's tenure here in Toronto.
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"I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. You rise above it." -Kobe Bryant
Part of me feels like Leiweke is purposely dragging this out. I don't feel like his goal is to embarrass Colangelo explicitly, but I think he knows that BC's ego is affected by all of the public second guessing and he may opt to walk away rather than take one more year as a lame duck. This way, he doesn't sever ties with the Colangelo family and he maintains a good relationship with the board members who are close with BC. Colangelo also saves some face by not technically being fired.
MLSE has the option to renew the contract or not so that in legal terms BC is not being fired if the contract is not renewed much like David Kahn whose contract was not renewed recently.
I would like the Raptors to go a different direction.
Is it just me or does this Phil Jackson chase smell just like the Steve Nash sweepstakes? A city crying for legitimacy trying to lure a famous hall of famer to come in, get paid ridiculously...and not do what they got famous for (yeah...steve is still a point guard but you get the point). Just getting that vibe
cant wait for Wiggins to say no to us in 3 and 8 years WOOOOOOOOO!
Fuck BC. Smack him over the nose with a rolled up newspaper, Leiweke.
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