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Thread: Official: Stefanski VP of Basketball Operations (#116)

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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    He's always been the CEO.
    i had always heard/seen him referred to as the 'President & GM,' not CEO, though it may simply be a matter of semantics. the 'CEO' label conveys an aura of supreme authority, with greater ties to the ownership side, etc.
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    I'd feel better if we hired Kevin Pritchard.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    Bryan Colangelo has been in this situation for, although the role was reversed. In Phoenix, his dad called all the shots even though young Bryan was the "GM".
    Good point. You can kind of see him wanting to be like his dad. Subconsciously, it's what he understands as success in this game.

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    I would have preferred Ujiri to anyone on this short-list, particularly if it's going to be an understudy position at least for a little while. I wonder if the idea of offering Ujiri a full GM title while he was here was ever discussed. But maybe Ujiri would rather move to another organization where he's starting fresh with more autonomy than he would have had here. For Bower and Lindsey, it would be so difficult to evaluate their track-record, and for Stefanski, the track record is really mixed. Although it's impossible to find a GM who doesn't have some bad trades or draft picks in their history. I think it's more important that you bring in a guy who will help create the right climate in the team: for a young team like the Raptors, that means a climate where hard work is rewarded with loyalty, and laziness or immaturity are punished.

    It's actually a good time to be starting this search though, particularly if you're looking at poaching someone from another team. A cash-strapped team might put up less of a fight about losing an assistant GM if that guy is basically going to be sitting around doing little during the lockout year.

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    The truth is that no one knows who would make a good candidate for the Raptors. Fans like people they have heard of, but we know very little of how these guys produced, other than what little we've seen. Would Pritchard or Ujiri (who's got a job) or Stefanski make a good GM for the Raptors? Who knows. Pritchard apparently has some "personality" issues that Colangelo would probably not want, and rightly so. There are a multitude of skills that they would need, and being able to make trades is only one of them.
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    Pritchard has personality issues according to who? Paul Allen? The guy who fired Rich Cho after 10 months?

    If anything, I'd say Paul Allen has personality issues. Kevin Pritchard did consistently excellent work in Portland, and is available. His only questionable