HoopsHype Ed Stefanski rumors
Three candidates have emerged as frontrunners for the Toronto Raptors’ general manager job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower, Philadelphia 76ers GM Ed Stefanski and San Antonio assistant GM Dennis Lindsey are three focuses of the franchise to work under Toronto president Bryan Colangelo, sources said. Yahoo! Sports
No formal interviews have been conducted, sources said, but Colangelo has started the process of getting permission from teams to talk to candidates. It may not be until August that Colangelo starts formal interviews for the job. Colangelo has held the title of president and GM, but has said he’s willing to cede the GM title for the right candidate. Bower was fired as Hornets GM in 2010, just weeks after he was close to replacing Rod Thorn as the New Jersey Nets GM. Bower was Thorn’s choice, but Nets coach Avery Johnson fought to keep Bower out of New Jersey because he was still angry that Bower didn’t want him as Hornets coach. Yahoo! Sports
Stefanski has another year left on his contract. Will he be back next year? Ed Snider: This is this year. We evaluate everything on an annual basis. Q: So you're not ready to decide yet? Ed Snider: No. But it's up to [team president] Rod Thorn. That decision wouldn't be made by me, anyway. Philadelphia Inquirer
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