Raps’ Colangelo still waiting to learn fate

Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo addressed the media on Monday. (Canadian Press)
April 22, 2013, 12:04 PM

Bryan Colangelo said that he will find out soon whether he will remain in charge of the Raptors.

The Raptors president and general manager said the board has not made a decision on whether to pick up the option year on his contract yet.

Colangelo addressed the media Monday in his annual post-season press conference and said that despite recent reports to the contrary, his relationship with head coach Dwane Casey is fine.

The Raptors began the season by losing 19 of their first 23 games but Colangelo said he never thought there was a need to make a coaching change.

Colangelo said he was very pleased with the way the Raptors played after the slow start as they finished the season winning 30 of their final 59 games.

Going forward, Colangelo says that continuity is needed from his roster and that he is not concerned about the fact the Raptors are not likey to have a draft pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

Colangelo will tinker with his roster this summer though and one priority will be to address the back-up point guard position.

Colangelo said the team feels former No. 1 overall draft pick Andrea Bargnani could use a change of scenery and said several teams were interested before the forward went down with an injury for the second time this season.

Point guard Kyle Lowry is heading into his option year next season but it looks like he will have to earn an extension next season.

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