Source: Ken Berger, CBSSports.com4. Raptors: Despite the apparent stability in Toronto, speculation persists among rival front office sources that team president Bryan Colangelo remains uncertain of his future with the team. As with the Petrie situation, I'm dubious. The imminent removal of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan component of the ownership group bodes well for Colangelo, who was not held in high regard by key members of that group. The remaining power broker, chairman of the board Larry Tanenbaum, has long been a Colangelo supporter. My read on Colangelo's situation is that he's comfortable with ownership's perception of the plan to shift to a defensive mindset under coach Dwane Casey and that he assuaged any concerns by welcoming former Sixers and Nets executive Ed Stefanski into the front office. I don't see any major upheaval on the horizon.
I call article filler. Must have been 200 words short on the word count.
Dwane Casey was BC's pick.
Bargnani is responding to a coach positively for the first time in Toronto with phenomenal results.
OTP is leaving the ownership group (thank god).
The Raptors continue to be one of the more profitable franchises in the league.
A plan was put in motion that has only begun - thus far it is right on track.
Now, if JV is a flop next year, the Raptors are showing no improvement, and exciting moves are not made in the next 5 months...... then he might be worthy of #1 on the list of 5.