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- Raptors add CBA expert to staff (The SportsXchange) June 19, 2013The Toronto Raptors named Bobby Webster as vice president of basketball management and strategy, the team announced Wednesday.
- Connelly new boss at Nuggets (Reuters) June 18, 2013(Reuters) - The Denver Nuggets named Tim Connelly as their new general manager on Monday after Masai Ujiri joined the Toronto Raptors last month. The first task for 36-year-old Connelly, who spent the last three years as the assistant general manager in New Orleans, will be finding a new head coach to replace George Karl, who was sacked at the end of the season. "We have a lot to do," Connelly told reporters. "The draft (is approaching), then we'll hit free agency. "I'm hoping collectively as a staff we can keep this progressing to where we all want to be. ...
- NBA-Connelly new boss at Nuggets (Reuters) June 18, 2013June 17 (Reuters) - The Denver Nuggets named Tim Connelly as their new general manager on Monday after Masai Ujiri joined the Toronto Raptors last month. The first task for 36-year-old Connelly, who spent the last three years as the assistant general manager in New Orleans, will be finding a new head coach to replace George Karl, who was sacked at the end of the season. "We have a lot to do," Connelly told reporters. "The draft (is approaching), then we'll hit free agency. "I'm hoping collectively as a staff we can keep this progressing to where we all want to be. ...
- Nuggets hire executive Tim Connelly (The Associated Press) June 17, 2013The Denver Nuggets have settled on a general manager. Now, they can concentrate on finding a new coach.
- Toronto Raptors Fire Alvin Williams (Yahoo! Contributor Network) June 17, 2013It turns out Alvin Williams wasn't able to survive the front office shuffling in Toronto after all.
- Bobby Webster Hired As Raptors' Capologist June 19, 2013The Toronto Raptors have hired Bobby Webster to become the vice president of basketball management and strategy. Webster was previously working in the league office and will become the Raptors' capologist.
- Raptors Hire Dan Tolzman For Director-Level Scouting Position June 19, 2013Dan Tolzman has accepted a director-level scouting job with the Toronto Raptors. Tolzman was most recently with the Denver Nuggets, where he reported to new Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri. Tolzman had offers from numerous teams.
- Raptors Part Ways With Alvin Williams June 18, 2013The Toronto Raptors have parted ways with Alvin Williams, a popular former player of the team who has been serving as a scout. Williams was based out of Philadelphia while scouting for the Raptors. The decision was made by MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke, according to the report.
- Toronto Raptors have quality pieces, but more change coming this off-season? June 10, 2013The Toronto Raptors missed out on the post-season for a fifth straight year and as a result, made a change at the top of their organization. The Raps plucked away Nuggets’ general manager, Masai Ujiri to assume that same role in Toronto. With quality pieces on the roster and zero cap flexibility, Ujiri has decisions to make about how to get this team back on track. Toronto Raptors (34-48 last year) 2012-13 Season Summary: The Toronto Raptors made a massively aggressive move during the season by trading for Rudy Gay and his monster contract in hopes of finding a go-to scoring option. That move combined with the acquisition of point guard Kyle Lowry during the off-season adding quality veterans in an attempt to accelerate their post-Chris Bosh rebuilding efforts. Gay was his typical productive self on the offensive and while Lowry didn’t wow anyone with his play, allowed Toronto to deal long-time Raptor Jose Calderon for Gay. Jonas Valanciunas’ arrival was much anticipated and whi...
- Report: Jeff Weltman To Join Raptors' Front Office June 9, 2013The Toronto Raptors will hire Jeff Weltman as their second in command behind Masai Ujiri. Weltman will remain with the Milwaukee Bucks, however, until after the draft. Weltman signed an extension with the Bucks in January.
- DeRozan and Raptors Top Playoff-Bound Hawks April 17, 2013DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and Rudy Gay had 22 to lead the Toronto Raptors past the playoff-bound Hawks, 113-96, in Atlanta.
- DeRozan and Gay Lead Raptors Past Hawks April 16, 2013DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.
- Nets Lose and Settle for 4th Seed April 15, 2013A loss to the lottery-bound Toronto Raptors meant the Nets lost their chance at earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference. The Nets will enter the playoffs as the fourth seed.
- Wade Returns in Heat Win April 13, 2013Dwyane Wade, back after missing six games with an injury, scored 11 points in 34 minutes for Miami against the Celtics.
- Memphis Tops San Antonio April 2, 2013Mike Conley scored 23 points and drove for a layup with 0.6 of a second left as the Grizzlies rallied to beat the visiting Spurs.