Report: Raps to keep Colangelo in corporate role

May 20, 2013, 11:14 AM

The Toronto Raptors are expected to make a decision on Bryan Colangelo at some point on Monday.

Over the weekend, reports surfaced the Raptors are targeting Denver Nuggets general manager (who previously worked for the organization from) Masai Ujiri to run the basketball operations.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Raptors remain “in full pursuit” of Ujiri but also spent the weekend negotiating with Colangelo on a “significant role” with the franchise.

The role could be more of a corporate position, Sportsnet columnist Michael Grange tweeted Monday morning.

It remains to be seen whether Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment would like to have both Colangelo and Ujiri atop the Raptors organization.

Ujiri won the NBA’s executive of the year award this season and his contract is set to expire later this summer.

Colangelo has been the Raptors general manager since 2006. Some of his more signifcant moves include acquiring players such as Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas, Rudy Gay, T.J. Ford, Jermaine O’Neal, and trading Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat.

He won the NBA’s Executive of the Year award in his first year with the club in 2006-07.

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