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Bryan Colangelo is stepping down as president of the Toronto Raptors, just weeks after taking a reassigned position with the team.
The Raptors announced Wednesday that Colangelo will remain as a consultant with the team and with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
Colangelo joined the Raptors in February 2006 as president and general manager. He was not extended as GM after Toronto ended its 2012-13 season with a 34-48 record.
The Raptors had reached an agreement with Colangelo to keep him on as president, but the 48-year-old said that on further reflection, stepping down was the best course of action.
Masai Ujiri, who worked under Colangelo as Toronto's assistant GM from 2008-10, took over Colangelo's position in June.
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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...
NBA teams, not unlike other professional sports teams, make changes when the franchise is in a slump. The Toronto Raptors are no different in that respect.
Wednesday found now-former general manager Bryan Colangelo abruptly resigning from the team. Interestingly, he will retain some type of role with the franchise and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
Colangelo lost that position...
Bryan Colangelo has stepped down as president of team and business operations of the Toronto Raptors, a position he accepted this offseason.
Colangelo wasn't retained as general manager and the Raptors subsequently hired Masai Ujri.
Colangelo will remain as a consultant.
"I have concluded that stepping away from my position is the best course of action for the organization...
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