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“It’s six times the size of what they have today.” - Tim Leiweke on new Raptors practice facility.
Practice facility will have theatre-size video room, kitchen, separate areas for separate departments with offices opening up onto the court
Raptors facility has lots of room to expand. Ujiri says visited 12 similar sites around NBA and everybody said regret was not enough space
Last tweet, facility scheduled to be completed in January 2016, just ahead of all-star weekend
Importantly, media area at new facility is going to be awesome
The inside of Raptors facility is what matters and it looks really nice. Barely anyone will see the outside.
Where do Raptors go from here, how do they keep momentum going and ward off negatives of Leiweke leaving? Masai, emphatically, "by winning!"
Masai says first-class facility is much needed. Current practice court lacking in many areas http://t.co/ZlQEI8Z9eA
Raptors practice facility http://t.co/aP4wvUd0pN
Leiweke said weather had nothing to do with anything. Spent years in Minny, vacations in Vail. Will be at ASG here + groundbreaking as guest
Ujiri said he went to see DeRozan play. Says he's taken game up yet another level. Deserving of a USA spot.
Leiweke said bringing in Ujiri one of his biggest accomplishments and Raptors in good hands. Ujiri will miss the synergy and camaraderie tho
Masai Ujiri was adamant that despite loss of Leiweke Raptors are on the rise and nothing changes, board has bought in
About to head into what has become a far more interesting pre-skedded sitdown with Tim Leiweke and Masai Ujiri.
STOP. DROP. SHUT EM DOWN OPEN UP SHOP. Ohhhh noooo that's how ruff Riders roll!
Good morning world.
"I'll call you if I change my mind, Mom." [12 hours pass, phone rings] Mom: "Have you changed your mind?"
Canadian women beat Australia 62-55 to start exhibition basketball series in Turkey.
Stunning sometimes to think about how much racism is still out there. Got nice e-mail about "real Canadians" vs. Raptor fans.
Seems like someone connected Minny interest in Thad and acquisition of Bennett and ran with it and it caught on.
Heard exact same thing as last Woj tweet today. Bennett was always a target of Flip and always staying in Minny despite that Philly talk
Donde puedo comer en el doral ahorita?
These madden commercials are hilarious
It's weird how everybody on American Twitter isn't exclusively live-tweeting The Simpsons marathon. What's wrong with you people?
Was pointed out to me that Embiid is extremely tight with Luc Mbah-a-Moute. Makes their end of Thad deal make a lot more sense.
Assuming everything goes smoothly, expect a Wiggins/Bennett press conference in Minnesota on Tuesday.
That moment when the cops pull up next to at a stoplight while u have your windows down, music blasting, and phone in your hand..
If they really want a guy who won’t listen to anybody … Rob Ford for MLSE CEO!
So MLSE board members have had issues with the bombastic and blustery Burke, the smooth Colangelo and now, the brash and bold Leiweke ...
A third source confirms Anthony Bennett is staying in Minnesota, not heading to Philly.
What I don’t get, is what Minny has to offer for Thad with Bennett not moving. Philly held on to him last year looking for more value ...
Will take a while, but Wolves building an intriguing, exciting, athletic team Should probably move Pek and try to get in Jahlil Okafor derby
Wolves beat guys have been all over this, but FWIW, have heard from 2 sources Anthony Bennett staying in Minny, Thad Young still going there
Worst part of early exit is optics: after championing the “why wouldnt athletes want to be/stay in Toronto?” cause, he himself lasts < 2 yrs
In less than 14 months on the job, Leiweke helped get Raptors/Leafs/TFC on right track but leaves long before goals/promises are met
Love him or hate him (legit arguments for both), Leiweke empowered the city at a time in which its sporting landscape seemed dark & hopeless
Focus was on making Raptors a somebody in NBA for first time ever and progress was being made on that front.
Raptors surely take hit in Leiweke leaving. they were a priority. Ujiri was pursued with everything available and then left to do his job.
However, too early to say he got any of the three teams on right track for extended period. Reason for optimism, but that's it.
Leiweke accomplishments: got 2016 NBA ASG; got Leafs to be smarter; Raps practice facility; marquee additions to TFC.
Anyway, I look forward to the tenure of MLSE President and CEO Aubrey Graham.
Vince Carter for MLSE CEO. He kind of had the job once (welll, his mom did).
Strong personality required to deal with Rogers/Bell/Tanenbaum gong show. Leiweke def had that. Who wants the gig, huge $$$ aside?
? Is, why did Leiweke deny it for a day? To get council to approve Raptors facility?
Good morning world.
Ah, home ownership! Raccoons last yr --- wasps (bees?) this yr! Anyone know any wasp/pest control experts? Issue inside home--not outside
For Raptors, if DeMar's improved passing/ball handling chops translate from USA camp to the season they'll be more than pleased w his summer
Whether DeRozan makes Team USA or not there will be pros & cons. Either way the experience has been positive. Has made a strong case to stay
Only way DeRozan gets cut (very possible) is if coaches are looking for something else from his position. Has exceeded expectations in camp
DeMar DeRozan should make Team USA. Doesn’t mean he will, but he has played well enough whenever called upon.
About to take piano lessons
That story is filled with gems. Will link to it when it is on-line. Including Rob Ford and Don Kelly weighing in.
Leiweke joked Masai said he would kick him out of town if he didn’t get this done. High priority for Ujiri.
"It is one of the great urban points of destination in North America.” Leiweke on CNE location of practice facility
Scarborough's Isiaha Mike is an amazing story. Did not play competitive hoops past two years to get grades up, comes to Americas Camp, MVP
NBAers want the most comfort and convenience possible. Will get the comfort at new facility. Tradeoff will be less convenience.