Morning Coffee – May 30

Globe and Mail Raptors centre Andrea Bargnani wasn’t sorry to see Sam Mitchell fired. And he says he is worried Maurizio Gherardini, the Raptors’ highly respected senior vice-president of basketball operations, might be leaving. In an interview with La Gazetta dello Sport from Treviso, Italy, where he’s been doing some off-season training, Bargnani said he… Read more »

Kyrie Irving

Morning Coffee – May 21

Toronto Star "You can’t have too many voices," Triano said yesterday. "We need to challenge each other, yes; but we all have to have the same basic philosophies or it won’t work." With NBA-wide speculation rampant that Triano will eventually hire former Memphis head coach Marc Iavaroni as his lead assistant, no one connected with… Read more »


AltRaps 3 Point Shot

Give ‘er… 1) Give us your best guess as to what Maurizio Gherardini does in a typical work day. 2) Obviously the biggest surprise about this season, for most, has been the dismal record. Taking that out of the equation, give us one good thing that surprised you about the Raptors this season and one… Read more »


Maurizio Gherardini gets rewarded for a job done

Promotions aplenty! Everybody who is anybody got a promotion at MLSE yesterday. It’s quite a no-brainer when you think about it, a 5-game playoff exit merits knighthood let alone a measly bump in the old pay scale. Chuck Swirsky should’ve stuck around, he was in line to get the mascot position but missed out. Half-ass… Read more »


Maurizio Gherardini + Primoz + Blue Jays talk

Good morning, in today’s edition of the blog we’ll jump straight to some Maurizio Gherardini quotes where he’s talking about how there is an equal distribution of talent across the globe and that you’re as likely to find the next Michael Jordan in Azherbaijan as in North Carolina. The funny little fat guy says: “I… Read more »


What’s really going to happen in the draft….

Raptors War Room Colangelo: Who do we take in this draft? Mitchell: I need a rebounder, a scorer, a playbook, some athleticism and defense. Gherardini: I know a few guys overseas who can supply that in one package. Colangelo: What? Who? Mitchell: Oh no, here we go again…. Gherardini: Ronalds Zakis. Mitchell: Who? Colangelo: Who?!?… Read more »

Kyrie Irving

It’s Friday and time for another Raptors weekend

Digesting the Atlanta loss hasn’t been easy. Al Horford’s claims that he nipped the ball on it’s way to Ford is probably the card the NBA’s going to play in denying our appeal. Regardless of whether he nipped it or not, the NBA’s got the reasonable doubt it’s been looking. Plus, we did blow a… Read more »


Note to Colangelo: F**k pride!

First of all, I have to give props to Raps Fan for actually doing a video podcast and revealing his mug on the internet. See, I could never do that, I was stepped on as a child and have the disfigurements to prove it. You may hear my high-pitch voice in the podcasts but my… Read more »