Report: Stefanski Could be new Raptors GM

According to a report by Yahoo! Sports the Toronto Raptors are engaging in serious talks with Philadelphia 76ers general manager Ed Stefanski about potentially taking over the general manager duties from current President and GM Bryan Colangelo.

Stefanski has been the general manager in Philadelphia since 2007 and has been responsible for a number of important moves for the franchise, including signing Elton Brand, hiring Doug Collins and drafting Evan Turner with the second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

It has long been rumored that Stefanski was a possibility for the Raptors GM job; throughout the summer Bryan Colangelo has been interviewing possible candidates, including Jeff Bower of the New Orleans Hornets and Dennis Lindsey of the San Antonio Spurs.

From the Raptors prospective Stefanski will bring some much needed experience to their brain trust; the team should benefit from his background in scouting as they will likely be looking at another lottery pick in next year’s draft.

At this point the Raptors will take any help they can get after missing the playoffs for the third year in a row last season.

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