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  • Tim Leiweke: "we may ultimately have to, excuse my English, suck to be good"

    http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?...80ALNQDKIUG97F

    Raptors relevant section:

    mmmmmmmhmmmmmmmm

  • #2
    magoon wrote: View Post
    http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?...80ALNQDKIUG97F

    Raptors relevant section:



    mmmmmmmhmmmmmmmm
    Wow. No holds barred interview. Very uncommon in today's sports world to see such direct quotes. Great, great, great find magoon.


    In addition to magoon's selected quote, I found this interesting.....

    ...... not hard to tell the man is driven, up for a challenge, and appears to have either a massive or a miniscule dong - lol.


    I wonder what his bonus will be if he succeeds:


    Tough love:



    Not sure the comments were needed on Colangelo but nice to know what most speculated was legit. I also liked how Ujiri had kept his cards close to his chest. For all the talk on not seeing the world the same way BC did, he took a page out of BC's playbook with letting everyone know his thoughts. Then again it could all be spin to get other teams to make some real offers. Who knows. Taking it as face value not all his comments were necessary or helpful in my opinion..... but I do love the comments. I'm up for anything as long as status quo is not an option long term.

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    • #3
      Don't buy it.
      @Chr1st1anL

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      • #4
        Doubling the value of a multi billion dollar empire is pretty ballsy.

        I do like the soundbytes from tim interviews but he xomes off as a huge prick to me and a bit vindictive. Reminds me of the guys from office space who enjoy firing people. Too bad no one in management is named michael bolton.

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        • #5
          this is a dude who has a clear vision of what he wants and is uppercutting every naysayer on the way to achieving it. i love it. he's walking the line between supreme confidence and being a prick and holy shiiiiiiiiit this is what toronto has needed for the longest time. i love that someone is in charge that isn't afraid to give it all a honest assessment and is willing to take the time to build it all properly.

          also,

          “I didn’t get along with the GM of the basketball team, so we brought in somebody who sees the world the same way I do,” Leiweke said.
          absolutely KILLED me. good for him. TL is going hard in the paint, throwing elbows at everyone. this shit gets me riled up.
          @sweatpantsjer

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          • #6
            ceez wrote: View Post
            this is a dude who has a clear vision of what he wants and is uppercutting every naysayer on the way to achieving it. i love it. he's walking the line between supreme confidence and being a prick and holy shiiiiiiiiit this is what toronto has needed for the longest time. i love that someone is in charge that isn't afraid to give it all a honest assessment and is willing to take the time to build it all properly.

            also,



            absolutely KILLED me. good for him. TL is going hard in the paint, throwing elbows at everyone. this shit gets me riled up.
            Fuck TL, ceez.

            You got me riled up!

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            • #7
              @sweatpantsjer

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              • #8
                ceez wrote: View Post
                this is a dude who has a clear vision of what he wants and is uppercutting every naysayer on the way to achieving it. i love it. he's walking the line between supreme confidence and being a prick and holy shiiiiiiiiit this is what toronto has needed for the longest time. i love that someone is in charge that isn't afraid to give it all a honest assessment and is willing to take the time to build it all properly.

                also,



                absolutely KILLED me. good for him. TL is going hard in the paint, throwing elbows at everyone. this shit gets me riled up.

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                • #9
                  the part at the end about wanting to take down all the picks of the '67 (well, '62) leafs at the acc to make the current team feel like they own the place. he's taking a flamethrower to the place

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                  • #10
                    ceez wrote: View Post
                    this is a dude who has a clear vision of what he wants and is uppercutting every naysayer on the way to achieving it. i love it. he's walking the line between supreme confidence and being a prick and holy shiiiiiiiiit this is what toronto has needed for the longest time. i love that someone is in charge that isn't afraid to give it all a honest assessment and is willing to take the time to build it all properly.

                    also,



                    absolutely KILLED me. good for him. TL is going hard in the paint, throwing elbows at everyone. this shit gets me riled up.
                    http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptor...%2Fsports.html

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                    • #11
                      Jclaw wrote: View Post
                      the part at the end about wanting to take down all the picks of the '67 (well, '62) leafs at the acc to make the current team feel like they own the place. he's taking a flamethrower to the place
                      Honestly I don't care about the Leafs or hockey but I interpreted it to me he doesn't want daily reminders about how they have not won in nearly 50 years. Instead of looking at pictures from 1962, lets get some from 2014 onwards. Lets look at yourself as a sign of greatness and a champion.

                      Just my interpretation.

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                      • #12
                        Leiweke wants Wiggins.

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                        • #13
                          Jclaw wrote: View Post
                          while we're at it, here's what casey had to say
                          “I’m going to coach the way that fits our team and it’s going to be defence-first,” he said.
                          “Bryan and I communicated . . . we didn’t agree on style of play, but that’s life. That doesn’t mean that’s bad. I’ve been with a lot of general managers and head coaches who didn’t agree on the way you should play. Winning cures a lot of things and Bryan had the right to say, ‘hey, we should try this.’"

                          http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptor...%2Fsports.html
                          After reading that article, Casey has a clean slate with me.

                          Sounds like he is a good soldier and giving another example of solid character not taking the hatchet to Colangelo - especially when he probably has just cause/reason.

                          I'm all for putting defense first but hopefully the offense consists more of, "DeMar, your turn" & "Rudy, your up."

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                          • #14
                            Fully wrote: View Post
                            Leiweke wants Wiggins.
                            But Parker, Gordon, Randle, Harrison 1, Harrison 2, Exum, Selden, Smart, Exum, Hairston, and Micic, to name a few, are all exciting prospects as well.

                            #MultiplePicks

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                            • #15
                              I feel like the more I read the more disbelief I have as to how completely incompetent BC was/is. The man knows how to draft and that really seems like that's all. If you really wanted to play up tempo and push the pace why the fuck would you hire Dwayne Casey as a basketball coach? Hire someone who fits your vision ffs! I can't wait to see hard nosed, smash mouth Casey ball this year. He took a team with almost no talent to 12th in the league defensively in his first year. I can't wait to see what he will do now.
                              For still frame photograph of me reading the DeRozan thread please refer to my avatar

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