Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 6/27/13
TORONTO (AP) -- Bryan Colangelo abruptly stepped down from his role as president of the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, a move that was unexpected even after he'd lost his position as general manager to Masai Ujiri. "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 in a press release. The Raptors said Colangelo will remain as a consultant with the team and with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. The 48-year-old Colangelo lost his job as general manager in May after the Raptors went 34-48 and failed to make the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. He remained as president in a non-basketball role, while Ujiri was hired as general manager and president of basketball operations. Ujiri insisted at his opening news conference there would be no problems working with the man who was once his mentor ...
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