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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke, quoted by Paul Hunter in the Toronto Star: "I really like Bryan (Colangelo, the Raptors GM). He's a really good guy but I don't like to be seen with him in public. He's taller than I am. He's bet...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  2. Media Day Roundup

    Henry Abbott

    This post will be updated throughout the afternoon. Corey Brewer says that to him, Manu Ginobili is the toughest guy to guard in the NBA. Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo, as quoted by @StackMack on Twitter: "I ran out of players to trade.&qu...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  3. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Some grumbling about the Team USA role earned by the Raptors head coach. Jay Triano works for Bryan Colangelo, whose dad is Jerry Colangelo, who runs ... Team USA. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference digs deep into the numbers on new Spur Richard Jef...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  4. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Should the Spurs rest Tim Duncan down the stretch and trust they can win playoff games on the road? Can the Celtics trust Rajon Rondo to nail shots from mid-range? Do Raptors fans still trust Bryan Colangelo to assemble a winner in Toronto? Take it o...

    Blog | March 24, 2009
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: "Bryan Colangelo, the Raptors GM, and Sam Mitchell, the deposed coach, saw almost everything differently. But perhaps the chief team-hurting contradiction of their nearly three years together in Toronto was philosoph...

    Blog | December 04, 2008
  6. Jose Calderon, on his Website: Verbal Agreement with Raptors

    Henry Abbott

    From Early this morning, through my agents, I reached a preliminary agreement with the Toronto Raptors. I want to thank Bryan Colangelo, Maurizio Gherardini, Sam Mitchell and all of the Raptors family for the confidence that ...

    Blog | July 01, 2008
  7. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Wages of Wins thinks Indiana has had a very good off-season so far. And Kelly Dwyer makes the case that Bryan Colangelo did well to get Jermaine O'Neal, so long as the Raptors can use him the proper way.This list may be incomplete (it's based on Spor...

    Blog | June 30, 2008
  8. Euroleague Plays of the Week

    Henry Abbott

    In some ways, ESPN is like big toy box, and this video is just one of the new toys I happened across. (And yes it matters. Why? Because American and European basketball are fusing into one before our very eyes. Just ask Bryan Colangelo.) This is that...

    Blog | January 04, 2008
  9. Excuse Me, While My Collar Kisses the Sky

    Henry Abbott

    It's no secret that Bryan Colangelo is the NBA's patron saint of sartorial specificity. The Raptors GM, inspired by his fashionista Italian wife, long ago ditched the boring old look for something all his own. One of the big features is that distinct...

    Blog | October 05, 2007
  10. Big Talk in Toronto

    Henry Abbott

    The Raptors are one of the great stories of this NBA season. For one thing, they are fun to watch. For another, they were put together in unconventional fashion by new GM Bryan Colangelo. Critics booed his acquisition of T.J. Ford, and scratched thei...

    Blog | April 11, 2007
  11. Inside the War Room

    Henry Abbott

    A fascinating bit of video from inside the Raptors war room on draft day, in which Bryan Colangelo can be seen hustling like a madman trying to catch Marcus Williams as he slides through the first round. Fascinating on so many levels, but especially ...

    Blog | November 06, 2006
  12. Eleven Questions for the 2006-2007 NBA Season

    Henry Abbott

    It all tips off tonight. As the season unfolds, here are ten stories I'll be keeping my eye on: Is Toronto leaps and bounds better than last year? The Raptors, under Bryan Colangelo, made several bold international moves, bringing in a top Ital...

    Blog | October 31, 2006
  13. Bryan Colangelo is, Apparently, Reading Wages of Wins

    Henry Abbott

    A while ago, I blogged about the statistics book Wages of Wins. D.C. based writer Matthew Yglesias reacted, and an interesting discussion, with lots of great links, followed in the comments. In those comments, I said this: One thought I keep having ...

    Blog | September 27, 2006
  14. Bryan Colangelo Got His Point Guard

    Henry Abbott

    Milwaukee gave up T.J. Ford for Charlie Villaneuva. Honestly, to me Ford was the most important Buck. He's special. If he stays healthy this is a big move for Toronto. Mike Koreen and Steve Buffery report: Ford suffered a career-threatening contusi...

    Blog | July 01, 2006
  15. Is the Top Pick Really Off the Market?

    Henry Abbott

    The gist of this AP story, and several others like it, is that the Raptors will use their first pick this evening. But if you look at what Toronto's Bryan Colangelo actually said, as told by the people who were there, he sounds like someone who stil...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  16. I Expect Toronto to Trade the First Pick

    Henry Abbott

    I know I'm not the first one to day that. But now I feel more certain than ever. The Associated Press quotes Toronto's Bryan Colangelo sounding to me like a man who wants to trade the first pick: "We like what we see. There is tremendous talent...

    Blog | June 22, 2006