View Full Version : Colangelo Leaves Suns

02-27-2006, 04:49 PM
Looks like Canadian basketball might be relevant in a year or two - http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2347020

I guess Sarver is going to bring his own people in. Cant wait for the Suns downfall to begin.

02-27-2006, 04:53 PM
And the crack in the armor is exposed....

02-27-2006, 05:00 PM
Wow... This is GREAT news!!! GREAT!

02-27-2006, 05:08 PM
Apparently the Job is Steve Kerr's if he wants it.

02-28-2006, 08:19 AM
Apparently the Job is Steve Kerr's if he wants it.


I liked Kerr as a player. I can stand him as a broadcaster, though I'd thought he would be much better. But I am not at all sure that he's ready to be a GM. No experience even?

Almost looks like he's been angling for the job for awhile--becoming a "consultant" to the Suns, taking the high-profile broadcast job.

Dunno about this one.

02-28-2006, 11:07 AM
Suns general manager leaves for Toronto job

By Mike Tulumello and Craig Morgan
East Valley Tribune
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 02.28.2006

Bryan Colangelo's tenure as president and general manager of the Suns is finished.
Suns owner Robert Sarver on Monday confirmed Bryan Colangelo's departure to Toronto, where he will run the Raptors.

Sarver, asked if he is worried that he will lose Suns chairman Jerry Colangelo, paused and said: "Yeah. That will be his decision. Any time you have a family dynamic, it makes things more difficult."

Jerry Colangelo is under contract to be the Suns chairman and CEO until June 2007, then be a paid consultant until 2012. He indicated Monday he has no immediate plans to leave.
"I'll continue to evaluate it," Jerry Colangelo said. "Robert and I will continue to have conversations in the next few days."

Sarver said he was willing to give Bryan Colangelo a contract extension when his deal expired in the summer of 2007 but was unwilling to redo his existing contract.

"I'm sure some people will look at this and say it's not the right thing to do," Sarver said. "I want to win a championship. But what I really want is sustainable success. At times, that means making tough decisions and responsible spending decisions.

"For me, it was a matter of principle. I don't like to redo contracts."

Bryan Colangelo could not be reached for comment.

Jerry Colangelo said: "Bryan was forced to make a decision fighting a lot of emotion. He grew up with this franchise."

Sarver said he will not seek compensation from the Raptors for the loss of Colangelo.
Sarver indicated he probably will not name an interim general manager now that the NBA trade deadline has passed and will divide up responsibilities among the existing staff until the summer.

Steve Kerr, Sarver's lead basketball adviser, said he is not interested in the general manager's job "for the foreseeable future," preferring instead to serve as a Sarver adviser.