If Ujiri was handed the Bargnani situation, I'd have no concern on what type of players/contracts/assets we are receiving.
The MLSE had been negotiating with Raptors president Bryan Colangelo over weekend on a return in a "significant" capacity, sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 20, 2013
The MLSE remains in full pursuit of Denver GM Masai Ujiri to assume full control of Raptors, sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 20, 2013
"full control" I AM ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL says Ujiri
Im glad BC is still within the company doing what he does best, being a business man. Things are about to get very interesting soon.
Don't go for it MLSE...go after another GM, i have an ominous feeling about this.
Ujiri made made some fairly good trades but Denver as it is now are a pseudo-contending team that are aesthetically pleasing to watch. I want someone who will build through the draft and ditch Bargs, Lowry and Gay.
Just got a PM on Facebook from an old BB buddy proclaiming his disgust that BC is to be kept on in a none basketball role. Actually he said "The Raptors had the opportunity to shed this franchise of that fool GM and they decide to keep him in a 'non basketball role'?"
Can't find any announcements, but I can state categorically that my friend is not an acid head.
Colangelo's finalizing agreement to move over to business side, leaving basketball ops. Ownership preparing major financial offer for Ujiri.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 20, 2013
It's time to celebrate!. He'll fit in business side role, for sure.
Sources: Bryan Colangelo to remain at MLSE in "corporate" role -- non basketball -- as search continues for head of #Raptors organization.— Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) May 20, 2013
I don't mind this.. I think it's a way for MLSE to keep Bryan on the payroll until he finds another basketball role somewhere else in the league.
I agree with decision. He made sure of Raptors being active in charities and community. He'll fit in this role. Thank god he's out of basketball operations!
Didn't Burke get a similar deal from MLSE? Allowing him to stay on as an executive at MLSE but that only lasted a few months. I would be surprised if Bryan was still in Toronto by this time next year.
Sounds like a placeholder until BC gets a new GM gig somewhere else. Thankfully it's non basketball related so no more worrying about BC messing things up. We can blame the new GM for all future mistakes.
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