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Sports Raptors' Ujiri doesn't think Colangelo deserved to lose job

12:35  14 june  2018
12:35  14 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

Report: 76ers probe into Colangelo’s alleged fake accounts nearly done

  Report: 76ers probe into Colangelo’s alleged fake accounts nearly done The Philadelphia 76ers’ internal investigation into team president of basketball operations and general manager Bryan Colangelo’s alleged fake Twitter accounts will conclude sometime mid-week this week, NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. The post Senators assistant GM pleads not guilty to harassment allegation appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.The Philadelphia 76ers’ internal investigation into team president of basketball operations and general manager Bryan Colangelo’s alleged fake Twitter accounts will conclude sometime mid-week this week, NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

While Ujiri doesn ’ t have the history of bad deals that Colangelo did, it’s often what Ujiri doesn ’ t do that hurts him. Now the Raptors are stuck with a roster full of decent to pretty good players that is simply too limited to become the team Raptor fans deserve .

While anyone else mulling the job should be rightly concerned about the hovering presence of the former GM and current president, Bryan Colangelo has been described by some as Ujiri ’s “best friend.” But Ujiri needs to think . About doing the same job in a better city for a lot more money.

Bryan Colangelo, Masai Ujiri are posing for a picture© GP Images / WireImage / Getty

Masai Ujiri was targeted by burner Twitter account diatribes traced back to Bryan Colangelo's wife, but the Toronto Raptors president says he harbours no ill will toward his former superior.

"To me, my thoughts are with Bryan and his family, honestly," Ujiri told The Athletic's Michael Scotto. "He's a good friend of mine. I totally understand the situation, and I sympathize with Bryan."

Ujiri added that he doesn't believe Colangelo deserved to lose his job with the Philadelphia 76ers.

"It was tough for me to see him lose his job," Ujiri said. "It was a mistake, and I've spoken to Bryan ... it's emotional for me because he's one of my mentors, he gave me a chance, and hopefully, he can be forgiven ... we can all make mistakes."

Dave Feschuk: Raptors expected to reveal Casey’s successor this week

  Dave Feschuk: Raptors expected to reveal Casey’s successor this week It’s been more than a month since the Toronto Raptors fired Dwane Casey as their head coach. And while Monday saw Casey land his next gig, agreeing to a five-year deal to coach the Detroit Pistons, Raptors president Masai Ujiri was still taking his time in the presumable lead-up to announcing Casey’s successor.

There are plenty of people who deserve credit for the Raptors success, but nearly all of them have ties to Colangelo , including head coach Dwane Casey who Colangelo hired, and current GM Masai Ujiri who Colangelo recommended for his job after “Did I think it would be like this after the trade?

But again Ujiri believes long-term thinking is the way to go at the moment. %2Fbasketball%2Fnba%2Fujiri- raptors - deserve -shot-finish- job %2F. Join the Conversation.

Colangelo was forced to resign as president of the 76ers last week after an internal investigation determined that his wife, Barbara Bottini, was responsible for multiple anonymous Twitter accounts that shared sensitive Sixers team medical information and criticized various NBA figures, including Ujiri. Colangelo said Bottini acted alone, and that her actions were "seriously misguided."

The relationship between the two men goes back more than a decade, when Colangelo, then the Raptors president, hired Ujiri as global scouting director. Then, in 2013, Toronto management forced out Colangelo to hire Ujiri as president.

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Dave Feschuk: Will Nick Nurse be just what the Raptors ordered? .
You can say one thing for sure about the first coaching change of Masai Ujiri’s five-year run atop the Raptors: It was not a bloodless transfer of power, nor a friendly one.On Monday, Dwane Casey was hired as coach of the Detroit Pistons, one month to the day he was fired by the Raptors after seven mostly magical years in Toronto. On Tuesday, Nick Nurse emerged as Ujiri’s choice to replace Casey. And as those significant life events were unfolding, it’s safe to say the two men were not toasting each other’s good fortune with champagne and congratulatory repartee. Forget their five largely successful years together on the Raptors bench.

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