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Old 06-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just heard this. I'll post something soon.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In Masai Ujiri's first move, Ed Stefanski -- who held the GM title in Toronto -- has been let go, league sources tell Y! Sports.
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Thanks. Well, first shoe to drop.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know how to post quotes, but this is what I saw on bleacherreport,


The Raptors have dismissed Ed Stefanski, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Stefanski had a year remaining on his contract, and figures to be a hot commodity on the front office market, Wojnarowski tweets. The move appears to be the first major decision for GM Masai Ujiri, whom the team hired Friday.

I guess windex beat me to it lol. Just a continuation of what he posted.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wonder who he''ll bring in as assistant GM
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I guess Ujiri wanted his own man? Stefanski didn't seem that bad as an assistant as he had previous GM experience.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fantastic. He sucked in Philly and I dont think he's the quality personnel we need. We need to clean house and this is a good start. Hopefully Masai brings in all of the staff HE wants to put us in a better position to get who we need.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good for Masai for making bold moves already
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Definitely didn't see it coming but good for MU, time for change
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Good move by Luigi, for some reason I feel Ujiri sounds awful lot like Luigi....anyways it would be nice if Luigi could snag along his right hand man in Denver, Pete Alessandro, while he's at it might as well grab George Karl

Sources -- George Karl's status with Denver Nuggets 'unsettled' - ESPN Los Angeles
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Wasn't Casey an assistent under Karl once? That should work...

Anyway I like all the change surrounding the Raps these last couple weeks. Some excitement at last!
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Several scouts fired also.

"New Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, barely on the job, has begun cleaning house, firing executive vice-president of basketball operations Ed Stefanski and a handful of scouts.

There is no word on the fate on vice-president of college scouting Marc Eversley or any other members of the team’s front office.

Gone along with Stefanski are long-time scout Jim Kelly, pro scouting director, vice-president of pro scouting Dave Pendergraft and two regional college scouts."


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Old 06-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow, not wasting anytime. Not on the job for more than 48 hours and he's axed a couple of dudes already.

Not terrible though. The guy seems to have a knack for snagging mid round steals, so maybe he's bringing in a couple of his own scouts.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Masai does know what hes working with, hes been here and he knows what people do.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The title needs to be updated. I'm sure a lot of people are very happy that Jim Kelly is gone.

Next, fire Casey and hire Shaw.
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In Masai Ujiri's first move, Ed Stefanski -- who held the GM title in Toronto -- has been let go, league sources tell Y! Sports.


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@WojYahooNBA You must mean the Ed Stefanski who was Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in Toronto. Bryan Colangelo was GM
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@stevesraptors Congrats on fitting all that into one tweet Steve. Any other plans for your Sunday afternoon?
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The title needs to be updated. I'm sure a lot of people are very happy that Jim Kelly is gone.

Next, fire Casey and hire Shaw.
this scouting staff needed an overhaul, kelly being gone is a good sign.
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The title needs to be updated. I'm sure a lot of people are very happy that Jim Kelly is gone.

Next, fire Casey and hire Shaw.
I'd definitely be one of them. Good on him last three or four regimes here in Raptorland, but peace the fuck out. Our late round draft was horrible and he was extremely unimpressive in the behind the draft segments they used to run

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Old 06-02-2013, 03:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
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First things he needs to look at imo is the caching and scouting staffs. The scouting staff here kind of blows imo.


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Old 06-02-2013, 03:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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wait, does that mean alvin williams is gone?
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