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Old 09-19-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Raps Done interviewing for Potential New GM

Toronto Raptors president Bryan Colangelo has completed interviews with four candidates for a high-ranking executive job, leagues sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Ed Stefanski, San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey, Indiana Pacers pro personnel director Kevin Prichard and former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower traveled to Toronto in recent weeks to meet with Colangelo, sources said.

There’s no clear frontrunner, but several sources have reason to believe Lindsey could hold an edge over the other three candidates. Lindsey is also on the short list for the Portland Trail Blazers’ GM job.

Among the four executives, Lindsey is also the candidate most likely to turn down an offer. He has a top executive’s job under Spurs GM R.C. Buford in one of the NBA’s preeminent and respected front offices. He’d have to be willing to leave that for Toronto, where Colangelo and coach Dwane Casey are on two-year contracts with an ownership mandate to get things turned around sooner than later.

Even if Colangelo cedes the GM title to get Lindsey – something he’ll almost assuredly have to do – it’s hard to imagine that Colangelo, an NBA two-time executive of the year, won’t still wield significant clout on every basketball decision.;_yl..._search_091911

Sounds like typical MLSE. Give a guy a GM position then have the president meddling in your business.

Richard Peddie has obviously taught Colengelo well.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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I hope it is Pritchard.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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I've always been about stealing someone from one of the good front offices in the NBA. I can't think of any better than the Spurs. None of us really know much about these guys and their philosophies so simply based on the teams they've been associated with, I really hope it's Lindsey.

But none of it will matter if Colangelo is still pulling the strings. He is the main thing that is wrong with the Raptors on-court product so if he still has a big role in that area, it doesn't matter who they hire.
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