Raptors To Be Affiliated With The Bakersfield Jam For 2013-14 Season

The National Basketball Association and NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA, announced Monday the affiliation system for the 2013-14 season. Toronto, along with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz will be the NBA parent teams of the Bakersfield Jam for the upcoming year.

Toronto has been affiliated with the Jam for the past two seasons (2011-13). Since 2005 the Raptors have been affiliated with the Arkansas RimRockers (2005-06), Colorado 14ers (2006-08), Idaho Stampede (2008-09) and Erie BayHawks (2009-11). Toronto has assigned six ...

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Raptors Sign Tyler Hansbrough

The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed free-agent forward-centre Tyler Hansbrough to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

“Tyler brings physicality and a winning attitude to our club,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “We are extremely excited to bring him to Toronto.”

Hansbrough, 6-foot-9, 250 pounds, has appeared in 246 career regular season games posting averages of 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 19.7 minutes. He recorded his career highs in the 2010-11 campaign with averages of 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and ...

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Raptors Acquire Three Players, Three Picks From Knicks

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have acquired former Raptors centre Marcus Camby, forwards Steve Novak and Quentin Richardson, a 2016 first-round draft pick and two second-round draft picks (2014 and 2017) in exchange for forward Andrea Bargnani.

“We collectively decided that a fresh start for both parties was the best way to move forward,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “We wish Andrea all the best.”

Camby, 6-foot-11, 240, is a 17-year veteran who began his NBA career as the second overall selection by the Raptors in ...

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Raptors Announce 2013 NBA Summer League Roster


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The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their 15-man roster for the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Current Raptors Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy will headline this year’s squad. Assistant coach Nick Nurse will serve as the team’s head coach.

Valanciunas makes his NBA Summer League debut after being named to the ...

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Raptors Add Nick Nurse To Coaching Staff


The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday they have added Nick Nurse to Dwane Casey’s coaching staff. Nurse joins the Raptors from the NBA D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Nurse, 45, coached the Valley Vipers to a 59-41 mark the past two seasons and the 2012-13 NBA D-League championship. Prior to taking the reins in Rio Grande, Nurse coached the Iowa Energy to an overall regular season mark of 124-76 (.620) and the 2010-11 NBA Development League championship. For his accomplishments, Nurse was named the 2010-11 recipient of the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year award.

A three-time NBA ...

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Raptors Add Tolzman, Resch To Basketball Staff


The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have named Dan Tolzman as the club’s director of scouting and Teresa Resch as director of basketball operations.

“I am excited to welcome Dan and Teresa to our staff,” said Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri. “Both possess previous experience that will prove valuable to their positions and our organization.”

Tolzman will oversee all aspects of the team’s scouting department, including college and professional scouting, talent assessment and related data management. He also will provide input on personnel and roster decisions.

Tolzman was a ...

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Raptors Name Weltman Executive VP, Basketball Operations


The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday NBA-veteran front office executive Jeff Weltman has been named Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Weltman joins the Raptors following five seasons as assistant general manager with the Milwaukee Bucks.

“Jeff possesses a wealth of experience and a solid reputation in basketball circles,” said Masai Ujiri, Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations. “I had the pleasure of working with Jeff in Denver and I’ve seen first-hand the basketball acumen he will bring to our staff.”

Weltman spent one season in Detroit as the Director of Basketball Administration ...

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Bryan Colangelo Steps Down

Bryan Colangelo will retain his title of president but will no longer be the General Manager of the Raptors

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that Bryan Colangelo, President of Team and Business Operations, has stepped down from his position and will become a consultant for the team and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment moving forward. Colangelo joined the organization in February 2006 as President and General Manager.

“Having had a better chance to reflect on things for the past several weeks, I have concluded that stepping away from my position is the best course of action for the organization and everyone involved,” said Colangelo.

“I would like to personally thank Larry ...

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Casey To Return As Head Coach


Toronto Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri announced Wednesday that Head Coach Dwane Casey will return for the 2013-14 season.

“I’m excited about moving forward and growing this team with Coach Casey,” said Ujiri.

Casey is in the final year of a contract extension signed following the 2011-12 campaign.

An announcement will be made in the future regarding the club’s assistant coaching staff.

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Raptors Announce NBA Summer League Schedule


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The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday their schedule for the 2013 NBA Summer League. This summer’s event will feature the debut of a tournament style schedule that will crown the first NBA Summer League Champion. The Raptors will compete in three preliminary round games, plus at least two tournament games July 12-22 at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the Campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Toronto will open the preliminary round by facing squads representing ...

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