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Old 02-07-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default BC trying to get Canadian Citizenship...

Bryan Colangelo has lived in Toronto six years as Raptors president and general manager. Raised in Phoenix, schooled at Cornell, he has started the application process to become a Canadian citizen. He gets national pride and how it connects to the only NBA team in a country with six time zones and a reach from the Pacific to the Atlantic to the Arctic.

The article also goes on to talk about drafting canadian talent...but doubt it will happen in my opinion...
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: BC trying to get Canadian Citizenship...

Kentucky's Greg Wiltjer, from Portland but the son of as Canadian basketball Olympian, is also on the radar.

Kyle Wiltjer.

I think, not just in the next two years, but for the foreseeable future, the Raptors will have the option of drafting a good Canadian player every year. It would be amazing for basketball in Canada and the Raptors to have a good Canadian player on board; however, I agree with Colangelo that the player would have to fit in with the Raptors team and organization and actually be a legitimate option, not just someone they're drafting solely based on them being Canadian -
If an individual that did grow up down the street or was part of the Canadian basketball program or a local player of interest and had a chance to facilitate winning, that's what would drive that decision. There may be pressure from the outside world, being fans, media, et cetera, but as normally is the case, you make decisions that are best for the organization and best for the franchise and you have to sometimes make unpopular decisions.
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Default Re: BC trying to get Canadian Citizenship...

Why? So he can ruin our country like he's ruined our team?!?!

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