Raptors president Bryan Colangelo steps down, becomes consultant

Wednesday June 26th, 2013

Bryan Colango is out as the Toronto Raptors team president. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBA/Getty Images) Bryan Colangelo is out as the Toronto Raptors team president. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBA/Getty Images)

Toronto Raptors team president Bryan Colangelo stepped down from his position Wednesday and will become a consultant, the team announced.

Colangelo joined the Raptors in February 2006 as president and general manager. Toronto finished the 2012-13 season with a 34-48 record and have missed the playoffs each of the past five years.

“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,” Colangelo said.

“I would like to personally thank Larry Tanenbaum, Dale Lastman, MLSE’s ownership and family and the wonderful people of Toronto for the opportunity to serve them over the last seven years. The support, kindness and adulation that has been displayed to me and my family has been overwhelming, and our friendships and experiences will last a lifetime.”

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