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May 12, 2015 Updates

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri has recently said the Raptors organization is “going through the process” of evaluating the individuals in the program before making a decision on whether to retain head coach Dwane Casey another season. If Casey is let go, Nuggets interim coach Melvin Hunt could be among the names in contention there. Hunt and Ujiri worked together in Denver. Denver Post

May 7, 2015 Updates

He did, however, acknowledge that it may behoove the organization to take a step backwards in order to reach Ujiri's oft-stated goal of long-term excellence. "That's an option," Ujiri told TSN. "Everything we are going to do is going to be what's good for this organization and competing for a championship in the future." The Score

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri made the rounds on Toronto sports radio Wednesday, but much like in his season-ending news conference last week, he didn't have much to add on the status of coach Dwane Casey. "I'm still studying it, we're still gathering all the information," Ujiri told Sportsnet 590 The FAN in regards to whether a decision has been made on Casey's future. Approximately 20 minutes later, Ujiri told competing station TSN 1050 the same thing. "We're still going to go through the process of looking at the things we did well and the things we didn't do so well," he said. "When that happens, we will make a decision and move forward." The Score

April 28, 2015 Updates

Eric Koreen: On Pierce: "I believe in those old-school guys. They're phenomenal. They want to cut your head off. … It was my way of supporting our team." Twitter @ekoreen

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Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri used an expletive Saturday talking about Washington forward Paul Pierce when addressing fans before the Raptors playoff opener. "People want me to say something about Paul Pierce but, we don't give a (expletive) about 'it'," Ujiri told a cheering crowd outside the Air Canada Centre in an area dubbed Jurassic Park. Ujiri was referring to the Wizards veteran who earlier this week told ESPN he wasn't worried about the Raptors because "I don't feel they have the 'it' that makes you worried." USA Today Sports

Saturday he did it again, responding to Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce by standing in the so-called "Jurassic Park" outdoor viewing party in Maple Leaf Square. "I don't give a s--- about 'it'," Uriji screamed into a microphone before walking off stage as thousands decked in Raptors gear roared. ESPN.com

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