05/21 10:35 CDT Colangelo out as Raptors GM, still president
Colangelo out as Raptors GM, still president
TORONTO (AP) -- Bryan Colangelo is still president of the Toronto Raptors, but
he's no longer the club's general manager.
The Raptors announced Tuesday that while Colangelo's contract as team president
is being extended, a new general manager will be hired within the next 30 days.
The changes were announced by Tim Leiweke, who is the incoming CEO of team
owner Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Leiweke also said he is moving up
his start date from July 1 to June 3.
Leiweke was hired last month after a successful period in charge of Anschutz
Entertainment Group, owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, the NHL's Los
Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS.
Colangelo is a two-time NBA executive of the year but has struggled since
joining Toronto in 2006. The Raptors were 10th in the Eastern Conference this
year, finishing out of the playoffs for a franchise-worst fifth straight season.