Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Also, have it on good authority that Bryan Colangelo not being let go anytime soon #NBA #RTZ
Full column is up:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/2012 ... rs_future/
Those who see the embattled general manager as the source of the team's woes can relax or start throwing things at the television, which ever suits them: Colanglo isn't going to get fired, at least not any time this season.
"You can't come in and move Colangelo, not right now," said one source with knowledge of ownership's thinking. "For one thing, who is telling you to move him? Who makes that decision? They are prepared to weather the storm right now until they can get someone in there that can recommend the path they need to take, one way or the other. You need someone there that can give ownership that insight, you can't panic."
Which is another way of saying there is a leadership void at MLSE. This is no disrespect to Tom Anselmi, a good soldier now in the role of president and CEO of a $2-billion sports, entertainment, real estate and media company.
But there have been rumours the new ownership group has been in the market for someone better positioned and qualified to navigate the issues of building winning teams and the challenges of running a profitable business.
An example is the way Paul Beeston the Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO, who speaks the language of baseball and business equally well, has created space for Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos to assemble an organization from the ground up, with Beeston taking bullets from the public at times and rattling the cage with ownership at other times.