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    Default Colangelo Purchasing MLSE a Possibility?

    I know this is a bit of a reach, but has anyone considered the faint possibility that Bryan Colangelo is putting together a group to buy the OTPP portion of MLSE?

    As far fetched as it sounds, keep in mind that his father did that very thing as GM of the Phoenix Suns in 1987. His father also subsequently assembled a group of investors to buy an MLB franchise in 1994 (Arizona Diamondbacks).

    Given how fond Bryan is of this team and this city, and the fact that there is a family history with his father being in the exact same position (GM of a team that is up for sale), I'm surprised that I haven't heard anyone mention this possibility yet.

    Although this is purely speculation, if it were true, would it have anything to do with the OTPP board members trying to oust him as GM?

    Let the speculation begin...

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    Quote optifan wrote: View Post
    I know this is a bit of a reach, but has anyone considered the faint possibility that Bryan Colangelo is putting together a group to buy the OTPP portion of MLSE?

    As far fetched as it sounds, keep in mind that his father did that very thing as GM of the Phoenix Suns in 1987. His father also subsequently assembled a group of investors to buy an MLB franchise in 1994 (Arizona Diamondbacks).

    Given how fond Bryan is of this team and this city, and the fact that there is a family history with his father being in the exact same position (GM of a team that is up for sale), I'm surprised that I haven't heard anyone mention this possibility yet.

    Although this is purely speculation, if it were true, would it have anything to do with the OTPP board members trying to oust him as GM?

    Let the speculation begin...
    I love speculation and that is a big one.

    $1,300,000,000 is a lot of money however given his father's contacts, his own contacts, and if he was on board with Tenanbaum (who has right of first purchase) then it would be a possibility. Personally - I'd be all for it, surprise!

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    That is a damn fine idea. And I support it to the tits.
    I have no idea who Chukwudiebere Maduabum is, but on his Draft Express profile, hes listed as Chu Chu. I think hes worthy of picking just for that. He immediately is in the running for best All-Time NBA name. -Tim W.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I love speculation and that is a big one.

    $1,300,000,000 is a lot of money however given his father's contacts, his own contacts, and if he was on board with Tenanbaum (who has right of first purchase) then it would be a possibility. Personally - I'd be all for it, surprise!
    Hell I would be all for it as well. I think it is a stretch, it is a huge amount of money, but with Tannenbaum...stranger things have happened, I think.

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    Wait, are we allowed to say tits?
    I have no idea who Chukwudiebere Maduabum is, but on his Draft Express profile, hes listed as Chu Chu. I think hes worthy of picking just for that. He immediately is in the running for best All-Time NBA name. -Tim W.

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    I love the idea. It would be nice to have a basketball oriented guy running the show. Since its clearly obvious that the teachers group or whatever the hell the are called only care about money, I'm getting an understanding as to why the Raptors have been such a brutal franchise.

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    Quote bloodyhandedgod wrote: View Post
    Wait, are we allowed to say tits?
    Yes, and boobies, cans, melons, ta-ta's, knockers, brestisis, and mounds of yum, tonnes of fun as well.

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    Yeah man, count me in on this as well. I think it's a great idea.

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    If BC, or Tenanbaum (or whoever), is putting together a big, it looks like the end of May might offer more clarity:

    It appears Colangelo's deal is in fact being held up by the pending sale of MLSE ( purchaser bids are due not in until about May 20 something.)

    So it is entirely possible Colangelo does not get re-signed - especially if one of the bidders for MLSE ask them to put a hold on signing management during the sales process.

    But this is truly a situation of unconfirmable rumors - there is no way to get reliable info on what's going on here - it is 100% speculation.



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    I'd welcome more basketball interested ownership also..... i had another point, but got sidetracked with the tits?.........

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    ..did somebody say tits?
    @jerboat

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    This thread has been trolled by tits. Apologies to the OP.
    I have no idea who Chukwudiebere Maduabum is, but on his Draft Express profile, hes listed as Chu Chu. I think hes worthy of picking just for that. He immediately is in the running for best All-Time NBA name. -Tim W.

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    Don't feel bad OP, a lot of things get sidetracked by tits.

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    booooooobies

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    great thread though, id be pumped if BC bought the franchise.

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    This thread is all sorts of win

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    Daddy to the rescue as always.
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    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    Daddy to the rescue as always.
    Daddy to the rescue? How so?
    Jerry Colangelo has NEVER once been mentioned in regards to ANYTHING having to do with the Raptors.
    This thread doesn't even imply or suggest that Jerry be involved, simply that Jerry had done something similar in the past.


    This whole notion that Colangelo's success is solely based on nepotism is ignorant and silly in my opinion.
    He has proven on Multiple occasions to be a Savvy, Educated, Smart and Successful GM. Regardless of relations.

    (That was not aimed at you Balls, just a general statement. ) haha
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Daddy to the rescue? How so?
    Jerry Colangelo has NEVER once been mentioned in regards to ANYTHING having to do with the Raptors.
    This thread doesn't even imply or suggest that Jerry be involved, simply that Jerry had done something similar in the past.


    This whole notion that Colangelo's success is solely based on nepotism is ignorant and silly in my opinion.
    He has proven on Multiple occasions to be a Savvy, Educated, Smart and Successful GM. Regardless of relations.

    (That was not aimed at you Balls, just a general statement. ) haha
    +1

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Daddy to the rescue? How so?
    Jerry Colangelo has NEVER once been mentioned in regards to ANYTHING having to do with the Raptors.
    This thread doesn't even imply or suggest that Jerry be involved, simply that Jerry had done something similar in the past.


    This whole notion that Colangelo's success is solely based on nepotism is ignorant and silly in my opinion.
    He has proven on Multiple occasions to be a Savvy, Educated, Smart and Successful GM. Regardless of relations.

    (That was not aimed at you Balls, just a general statement. ) haha
    first tits and now balls!

    the amount of sexual inuendo we could have in this thread is uncanny.
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