Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/30/13
According to a report via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Toronto Raptors are aggressively pursuing former Los Angles Lakers and Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson, for the role of team president. This report surfaced last week after Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the Raptors amongst other Toronto-based sports teams, hired former President and CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) Tim Leiweke, to take over at the helm. Leiweke, who is considered by some to be the best sports executive in North America, and Jackson are said to have a close relationship which puts this seemingly unlikely scenario into context. The Toronto Raptors, emboldened by the news that the Sacramento Kings apparently won’t be moving to Seattle, have ramped up their pursuit of Phil Jackson to be their new team president, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Raptors — now being run by former Los Angeles-based sports mogul Tim Leiweke — regard...
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