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    Q: Is there one of those teams you think should be your priority coming in?

    A: My number 1 passion at AEG was always the Kings, so the Maple Leafs are obviously a brand that gets me very excited, but I think they probably are further along than the other two teams.
    some of that is going to require success on the hardwood, and some of that is going to require us thinking outside the box and rebuilding that brand in the rest of Canada, as well as in Toronto.
    We have a current GM, Bryan [Colangelo]. So, first and foremost, I need to go spend time with Bryan before we can define problems, solutions and answers.
    I find this whole paragraph contradictory. On one hand he has family in LA. On the other hand he has Canadian family, he likes Toronto, he wants to see the Raptors succeed.... but is the 2nd last sentence foreshadowing? It sounds as if Phil Jackson is coming at some point in the near future. I think Bryan Shaw not being hired by Detroit will be like throwing a jug of gasoline on a fire on the Raptor-Jackson talk.

    Oh yeah, I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Leiweke is looking for problems, solutions, and answers while Colangelo is doing more circles than a spin class describing how Gay and DeRozan have set the foundation for a championship team.

    Q: MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum says one of the problems for all the teams is attracting top-flight free agents; that, in some ways, Toronto is a well-kept secret. What can you do to change that?

    A: I never thought I was a top free agent in the business sense, but it seems that the media thought that, and I

    I learned about a championship mentality and environment from Dr. Jerry Buss and from Jerry West and from Phil Jackson, and I studied that, I consumed that, and we built that into everything else we did at AEG.
    I bought season tickets with the Kings and sat in the bowl with the fans and heard what they said, good and bad.

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/05/03/o...o-for-the-cup/
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    Just as excited as the day of announcement. Better days are here!
    16.22%
    6
    Cautiously optimistic.
    59.46%
    22
    If you have no expectations you can't be disappointed.
    16.22%
    6
    BULL SH!T! ANOTHER SMOOTH TALKING MLSE SUIT DAMMIT!
    8.11%
    3

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  • #2
    He may not want to hear what some raptor fans have to say!

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    • #3
      I think he doesnt want to commit to Phil (backstepping) yet doesn't want to destroy all hope (foreshadowing)
      The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!

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      • #4
        What I like his how he talked about bringing Toronto into the top tier of sports destinations, as it should be. Toronto has been a second class citizen in the sports world for too long, for no good reason.

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        • #5
          white men can't jump wrote: View Post
          What I like his how he talked about bringing Toronto into the top tier of sports destinations, as it should be. Toronto has been a second class citizen in the sports world for too long, for no good reason.
          Other than poor decisions and inept management.

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          • #6
            Hes saying all the right things and by right things the word "championships" just sounds incredible, every time he says it I feel all fuzzy and warm then I gotta go change my underwear.....

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            • #7
              Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
              Hes saying all the right things and by right things the word "championships" just sounds incredible, every time he says it I feel all fuzzy and warm then I gotta go change my underwear.....
              you might be incontinent
              For still frame photograph of me reading the DeRozan thread please refer to my avatar

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              • #8
                Matt52 wrote: View Post
                Other than poor decisions and inept management.
                Yeah....not a good reason, IMO. I am taking a subjective view to the reasons. It is a valid reason, but a terrible one.

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                • #9
                  Last edited by p00ka; Sat May 4, 2013, 05:50 PM.

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                  • #10
                    The Mcleans article is a total rehash of the radio interview lol

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                    • #11
                      thead wrote: View Post
                      you might be incontinent
                      Lol I just died.

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                      • #12
                        Do I need to feel something?

                        Just another day without Raptors basketball..

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                        • #13
                          a well spoken man.

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                          • #14
                            Words are easily spoken, but actions are hard to pull off. We'll see if he can pull off all he has said and make Toronto and Raptors fans proud!

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                            • #15
                              "We’re going to put that to work for us and make sure this is a place that, when people think of New York, of L.A., they’re going to think of Toronto, too, as one of the great destinations for players." - This guy is one upping Colangelo in the salesman department

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