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Thread: Season Ticket Holders Video Address from Leiweke and Ujiri

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    Default Season Ticket Holders Video Address from Leiweke and Ujiri

    Ujiri's video is nothing new or exciting. Same old youth and passion spiel:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Ni5jFyK_Z_I

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    Leiweke on the other hand (btw, video and following quotes coming from RaptorsBlog at theScore.com:



    Money shots from Leiweke, #1:

    “This isn’t going to be easy. I know in the past, we as an organization have maybe made commitments that we weren’t prepared to ultimately live up to. Those days are over. We won’t create unrealistic expectations. But I will tell you this, we are going to get out of 7-11. It’s not a place you want to live. We want to win a championship. And we’re going to do whatever we need to do, no matter how much hard work, no matter what the resources.”
    Money shot #2:

    “We are headed in a direction where you are going to be proud of this organization again. We’re going to try very hard to live up to the expectations, and once and for all, over-deliver instead of under-deliver.”


    Joseph Casciario commentary from blogs.theScore.com/Raptors:

    Between the poorly followed through commitments and unrealistic expectations comments, as well as the “under-deliver” quote, I don’t think I need to spell out how one might read this as another shot at Colangelo, whether intended by Leiweke or not.

    In terms of the actual message being sent, Leiweke continues to preach his vision of overseeing a team that is built properly to eventually compete for championships, not just to oversee a playoff team stuck in “7-11″ territory – that is, good enough to make the playoffs as a lower seed, not good enough to compete for a title, but not bad enough to capitalize on the draft.
    But in saying that, the most realistic outcome might be for the Raptors to take a step back next season to put themselves in better position to cash in on a loaded 2014 draft. Between some of the comments from Tuesday’s press conference and Leiweke’s comments here about not creating unrealistic expectations and getting out of “7-11,” it seems the organization is at least hinting at, and preparing fans for, this possible outcome.
    "Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."
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    except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.

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    It could be a shot a the old owners and not Colangelo but...yeah, definitely comes off that way.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    It could be a shot a the old owners and not Colangelo but...yeah, definitely comes off that way.
    Good point. I had not thought of that. OTPP definitely deserve a lot of shots.

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    i would say thats a better sell than "reason #15, grow your bobble head collection"

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    It could be a shot a the old owners and not Colangelo but...yeah, definitely comes off that way.
    Well what took place in the past didn't work. He's here to help clean it up and part of that is apologizing. I don't think he's taking shots at Colangelo, I just think mending the bridge between the organization and in the fans naturally leads to addressing past failures.

    I do think Colangelo is in a really tough spot right now. No one likes having their nose rubbed in their mess and that could be how he views this.

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    @jerboat

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    Quote phez wrote: View Post
    i would say thats a better sell than "reason #15, grow your bobble head collection"
    Reason number 2, Witness Rudy's game winners

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    Leiweke's bit gave me goosebumps

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    Is it really taking a shot at someone if its the truth?

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    Is it really taking a shot at someone if its the truth?
    I'd agree with this, but I think Apollo put it best; no one likes having their nose rubbed in their own shit.
    Last edited by Joey; Mon Jun 10th, 2013 at 12:11 PM.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    I'd agree with this, but I think Apollo put it best; no one likes having their nose rubbed in their own shit.
    Think someone told Tim he had to keep Bryan and this is his way of forcing him to quit?

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    Think someone told Tim he had to keep Bryan and this is his way of forcing him to quit?
    I think BC himself talked his way into keeping the Presidency job. (I bet he had a PowerPoint presentation and everything! Haha)
    And TL just wasn't there when it happened. Haha

    Now TL is looking to right the ship without making other decision makers feel like they effed up by keeping him on.
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    We're going tanking!

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    Tanks but no tanks.

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    Think someone told Tim he had to keep Bryan and this is his way of forcing him to quit?
    Isn't Colangelo making like $5M/yr? And he has one more year left under contract, correct?

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    tanking with ammo this time. wictory baby.
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