Found February 28, 2014 on RealGM:
During a panel at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Bryan Colangelo admitted that the Toronto Raptors were attempting to tank during his tenure. "Admittedly, I will say I tried to tank a few years ago," said Colangelo. The Raptors finished the 10-11 season with a 22-60 record (.268 winning percentage) and a 23-43 record in 11-12 (.348 winning percentage). The Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross with the picks that came as a result of their record. Colangelo added that during those seasons he was also trying to develop young players.

#TankNation? Former Raptors GM, Bryan Colangelo “Admittedly, I tried to tank a couple of years ago”

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Raptors were a member of #TankNation?Colangelo: “Admittedly, I tried to tank a couple of years ago” Up until this season, it has been a rough go for the Toronto Raptors for a few years now.  Fans have watched the Raptors have five straight losing seasons up until this current season.  In his tenure, former Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo...

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The NBA could be nearing closer to fixing its tanking problem. A recent proposal that was created by Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren seems to be gaining momentum, and comments like the ones we heard from former Toronto Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo on Friday could help accelerate the process. Zarren has proposed a […]

Former Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo admits to tanking

At the annual Sloan Conference on sports analytics at MIT on Friday, former Toronto Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo admitted that he tried to tank games during the 2011-12 season. USA Today’s Sam Amick was in Boston for the conference and first reported the story. “Admittedly, I will say, I tried to tank a couple of years ago,” Colangelo said. The subject of...

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