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Old 03-05-2011, 08:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Of all the cryptic things heard around London, I think Larry Tanenbaum’s “Bryan has a plan and we back his plan as a board” comment might be the most newsworthy.

The contract extension, or new deal, or whatever you want to call it for Colangelo has been rumoured and expected now for quite some time but it’s not done yet. The Tanenbaum remark was the first public utterance by someone at that level of importance all year and had to be welcome news.

Now, you know I think they should, and will, give the GM a new deal. Yes, this year has been bad, last year was so-so (we all remember the good feelings of February that died with a Bosh injury after) and the first two that ended with playoff appearances had fans over the moon and the team on the rise.

I’ve always thought there’s a solid core of good kids on this roster that just needs some time to grow up, physically and mentally, and things will be all right.

And I think the guy who started the process – going to Ground Zero and building it up – is the guy who should get to end it.

Yes, this season has been ugly, but it’s also been in some ways necessary; there is a plan in place – young kids, financial flexibility, a group rather than one guy to build around – and the quicker they get the future settled, the better.

I don’t know if the hold up is because of ownership issues (is Rogers still in play? Are there other groups or individuals sniffing around?) or senior management issues (a replacement for Richard Peddie must be found) but it’s time to get on with the business of settling the basketball hierarchy.
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