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MavsFanFinley
02-22-2006, 02:33 PM
Report: Bryan Colangelo close to leaving Suns for Raptors GM job

February 22, 2006

PHOENIX (Ticker) - Bryan Colangelo may be ready to jump ship.

According to a report in the Arizona Republic, Phoenix Suns president and general manager Bryan Colangelo appears to be close to becoming the Toronto Raptors' new GM.

The Raptors fired GM Rob Babcock on January 26 after getting off to a 14-29 start.

After meeting with Raptors officials Tuesday in Toronto, three league sources said Colangelo appears ready to accept the position as soon as the "final details" are worked out. That would include salary talks that may more than triple his salary, said to be among the bottom third of NBA general managers at an estimated $1 million.

Colangelo, who has a contract through the 2006-07 season, is the reigning NBA executive of the year.

"He's got a contract. He's a loyal individual," Suns CEO Jerry Colangelo, Bryan's father, told the paper. "He'd like to see things through. I think all of that is still there."

Suns managing partner Robert Sarver, whose group will complete a purchase of the team in June 2007, met with Bryan Colangelo during All-Star weekend in Houston. He asked for a decision from the younger Colangelo by the end of the month.

HexNBA
02-22-2006, 03:21 PM
Sarver is going to mess up this club

dude1394
02-22-2006, 06:14 PM
Sarver is going to mess up this club

Excellent.

Five-ofan
02-22-2006, 10:56 PM
The nba needs to mandate colangelo goes to the knicks. The nba needs the knicks to be good and he seems like a guy that could begin to fix the mess that they are right now.