D Smith's spidey sense is tingling...
Option picked up
Doug Smith is a fantastic stater of the obvious
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun 23h
There's pretty much been a wall of silence surrounding Raptors re: fate of everybody, but expectation is decision comes soon after meeting
So from what I understand this is just a routine end of season meeting today right?
I dont know I read this and havent seen any other tweets.Michael Grange @michaelgrange 3h
Again, today's meeting w/ Colangelo & MLSE board members is not make or break but part of normal post-season wrap for basketball operations
But Sportsnet recently posted ths so I guess it is "that" meeting
If no one else is tweeting that it's just "routine", then are Michael Grange's sources coming into question?
And in fact, we now have confirmation that Leiweke IS sitting in on the meeting, via National Post:However, theres also this nugget:National Post wrote:
So its still not quite clear that the initial intent of the meeting was.National Post wrote:
I'm sticking with the idea that MLSE Managers Outlook Calendars read "BC Begs for his Job Today".
Last edited by Joey; Tue May 7th, 2013 at 06:33 PM.
For me, it's ridiculous to think that this meeting changes anything either way. The guy has been around for 7 years. He has a track record going back into the 90s with Phoenix. If you don't know what you have in Colangelo by now, well, I don't know what to say - you have no idea what you are doing and are so dense you should immediately be euthanized. You either want him or you don't. You can't be up in the air on this guy after 7 years. You just can't.
I have no idea what will happen but all I can do is look at TFC and the Leafs where MLSE chopped people on a moment's notice. Yet, here we are still without any answer on BC. It's very odd.
This is the type of hiring I find very interesting.
The 33-year-old McDonough is considered one of the game’s brightest young minds, who combines a tireless work ethic with an expertise in player evaluation honed over the past 10 years at virtually every level of an NBA franchise’s basketball operations.
McDonough joins the Suns after most recently serving the past three seasons as the assistant general manager of the Boston Celtics, where he assisted Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge on all basketball-related matters, while being principally responsible for the draft evaluation of college and international players. He combines the experience of nearly a decade of in-person scouting of prospects across the globe with an understanding of advanced metrics and statistical analysis. During his tenure with the Celtics, Boston made two appearances in the NBA Finals, and claimed the 2008 title.
McDonough joined the Celtics front office in 2003 as a 23-year-old special assistant to basketball operations, rapidly moving up the team’s ranks with increased responsibility at each stop, always with an emphasis in talent evaluation. He spent four seasons as a special assistant, a role that included a great deal of video scouting work (2003-07), one season as director of amateur scouting (2007-08), one season as director of international scouting (2008-09), and two seasons as director of player personnel (2008-10) before his promotion to assistant general manager in Sept. 2010.
McDonough played a prominent role in the front office of a club that has kept a veteran-led roster in the playoffs the last six consecutive seasons thanks to an infusion of young talent acquired through quality late first-round draft picks and trades. Included in that list are the draft-day acquisition of four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo in 2006, and the 2010 selection of Avery Bradley, who was one of the NBA’s most improved players in 2012-13.
Everyone was panning Orlando and Rob Hennigan and after one year on the job he has shown a lot of people they were incredibly short sighted. Tobias Harris for JJ Redick still blows my mind.
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