yardbarker

Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon (Update: Pg 3)

Moderators: Yuri Vaultin, tsherkin, Morris_Shatford, Undefeated, DG88, Rhettmatic, Alfred, FluLikeSymptoms, itbobby007

Post#1 Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon (Updat
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:27 pm by Rhettmatic

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.
Image
Sig by the one and only Turbo_Zone.
Rhettmatic
Forum Mod - Raptors
Forum Mod - Raptors
User avatar
Posts: 17,581
And1: 4,282
Joined: Jul 23, 2006
Top

Post#2 Re: Grange: BC not going to be fired soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:28 pm by david5773

Oh well f***.
david5773
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,736
And1: 91
Joined: Sep 27, 2012
Top

Post#3 Re: Grange: BC not going to be fired soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:28 pm by Mr.Raptorsingh

So I guess they'll just let his contract expire whenever it ends.
Image
Mr.Raptorsingh

RealGM
Posts: 16,036
And1: 2,646
Joined: May 17, 2007
Top

Post#4 Re: Grange: BC not going anywhere
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:29 pm by Zarko

The main reason I wanted BC gone was stance on not trading Bargnani. Now that we've learned he has been trying to move him, I am indifferent.
Image
The iL MaGo Era BEGINS
Zarko
Veteran
Posts: 2,780
And1: 57
Joined: Jun 27, 2009
Top

Post#5 Re: Grange: BC not going to be fired soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:29 pm by The Duke

Hopefully they just tie his hands, and let him be the fall guy instead.
Image
The Duke
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
User avatar
Posts: 12,504
And1: 188
Joined: Jul 18, 2003
Location: Da Beaches
Top

Post#6 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:30 pm by GooniesNeverDie

it's time to escalate our cause.. it's time to distribute flyers and make our voices be heard. bc needs to go
Image
GooniesNeverDie



Sixth Man
User avatar
Posts: 1,583
And1: 887
Joined: Jan 30, 2012
Top

Post#7 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:31 pm by dagger

The most interesting trade from the perspective of "the future" would be what is done with Calderon, since any interesting return on his expiring deal would likely involve some future salary incoming.
For sports oriented Twitter content, follow @accfanto
dagger




RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 31,832
And1: 3,153
Joined: Aug 18, 2002
Top

Post#8 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:31 pm by why22

If he is extended i propose a realgm wide boycott of the raptors.
Basketball_Jones wrote:BC holding Casey accountable would go like this:

BC: so I see you played Andrea quite a bit there when he was struggling
Casey: yeah I know, we needed spacing
BC: play him more (walks away)
why22
Analyst
User avatar
Posts: 3,530
And1: 16
Joined: Nov 26, 2008
Location: T Dot
Top

Post#9 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:32 pm by Indeed

Pretty sure MLSE is behind all these. If BC is safe (not even warning), which means this is what MLSE is expecting to see, a 4-19 record.
Indeed
RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 12,304
And1: 348
Joined: Aug 20, 2009
Top

Post#10 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:32 pm by Beardman

They're not going to give him another contract. They're just letting him ride it out.

Nobody wants a lame duck GM who will go trigger happy to keep his job (or sabotage the team before being fired). Basically he has security and time to right the ship. If not, bye in the off season.
Beardman
Veteran
Posts: 2,866
And1: 141
Joined: Sep 21, 2012
Top

Post#11 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:34 pm by Indeed

dagger wrote:The most interesting trade from the perspective of "the future" would be what is done with Calderon, since any interesting return on his expiring deal would likely involve some future salary incoming.


Agree. If MLSE insists not to take more salary, we are not going to be any better.
Indeed
RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 12,304
And1: 348
Joined: Aug 20, 2009
Top

Post#12 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:36 pm by Hero

Well this sucks...
ImissJordan wrote:I hate any team with LeBron James on it.
Hero
RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 15,902
And1: 8,497
Joined: Apr 5, 2012
Top

Post#13 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:36 pm by lucky777s

One more push is all it would take. The Board already talked about BC, they know he isn't coming back next year and I am sure they have decided what the trigger point would be to fire him earlier. It will involve negativity at the ACC and making MLSE look ineffective and disinterested as owners.

The ACC is where the war can be won in the next few games. Signs, banners, chants all calling for BC's head (some of which need to call out Tanenbaum and MLSE) would be all it takes. These guys cannot stand that sort of a spectacle and will pull the escape goat parachute to end it.
lucky777s
Lead Assistant
Posts: 4,587
And1: 680
Joined: Jun 20, 2009
Top

Post#14 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:38 pm by [SJJ]

But... how? We've been terrible at best most of the time under this guy. Damn...
Image
Props to Turbo_Zone
[SJJ]
Head Coach
User avatar
Posts: 6,883
And1: 110
Joined: Sep 14, 2008
Top

Post#15 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:39 pm by Rhettmatic

Maybe they've decided instead to handcuff him for the remainder of the season and clean house in the off-season.

I'd probably rather clean house now, but the scenario I described above might be preferable to putting Ed Stefanski in charge.
Image
Sig by the one and only Turbo_Zone.
Rhettmatic
Forum Mod - Raptors
Forum Mod - Raptors
User avatar
Posts: 17,581
And1: 4,282
Joined: Jul 23, 2006
Top

Post#16 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:40 pm by BD12

Rhettmatic wrote:Maybe they've decided instead to handcuff him for the remainder of the season and clean house in the off-season.

I'd probably rather clean house now, but the scenario I described above might be preferable to putting Ed Stefanski in charge.

I really hope you're right.
BD12
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,150
And1: 70
Joined: Dec 29, 2002
Top

Post#17 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:40 pm by zero the hero

That sucks. Wonder what they see in keeping him...
zero the hero
Sophomore
Posts: 130
And1: 53
Joined: Dec 13, 2012
Top

Post#18 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:41 pm by PBI

Great message to send to your fan base.

Just extend him right now and really stick it to us.
PBI
Junior
Posts: 415
And1: 13
Joined: Dec 11, 2011
Top

Post#19 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:44 pm by Mr.Raptorsingh

I think Colangelo is well-liked within the organization, so I don't think they want to fire him. Rather, they'll probably just let his contract expire, as I said before...

But, OTOH, what if they give him every opportunity to make this team's future look a lot better than it does right now between now and the end of his contract?
Image
Mr.Raptorsingh

RealGM
Posts: 16,036
And1: 2,646
Joined: May 17, 2007
Top

Post#20 Re: Grange: BC won't be fired anytime soon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:44 pm by niQ

this makes me a very sad panda.
Image
Credits TZ
Norma Wick wrote:Ujiri is no joke, he has a proven track record with picks like Solomon Alabi.
niQ
Assistant Coach
User avatar
Posts: 4,127
And1: 718
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
Top

Next

Return to Toronto Raptors


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 416, 6moomoo6, alvin robertson, andyo, anj, Badatude, Badonkadonk, BlackIce, Chuck Newhouse, crapfan, dailo23, DemarEvolution, Hassassin, Heir_Canada, hyper316, Hyperglide, IceIceBelly, ImissJordan, Jadoogar, JustWin, kleatius_01, Leonardoh, mappiah19, mouse, One of Shemps Kids, RAblaze, rapz101, Rhettmatic, RoleModel, Scope151, Shak23, SIC, SportsFan9, tdotboyy, TeamMago7, theDEATH, TheRealDeal, TheShocker, Throwback24, VC-INJURY, Vorticity, will, Yolo