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Sports Raptors' Ujiri doesn't think Colangelo deserved to lose job

12:35  14 june  2018
12:35  14 june  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Ujiri added that he doesn ' t believe Colangelo deserved to lose his job with the Philadelphia 76ers. The relationship between the two men goes back more than a decade, when Colangelo , then the Raptors president, hired Ujiri as global scouting director.

A year to the date after his initial bold proclamation, Ujiri took the same podium at the BioSteel Center after the Raptors lost to the same team in the same number of games. I know one thing: we’ve come to a point in this league where we deserved to go look at that play.

Bryan Colangelo, Masai Ujiri are posing for a picture© GP Images / WireImage / Getty

Masai Ujiri was targeted by burner Twitter account diatribes traced back to Bryan Colangelo's wife, but the Toronto Raptors president says he harbours no ill will toward his former superior.

"To me, my thoughts are with Bryan and his family, honestly," Ujiri told The Athletic's Michael Scotto. "He's a good friend of mine. I totally understand the situation, and I sympathize with Bryan."

Ujiri added that he doesn't believe Colangelo deserved to lose his job with the Philadelphia 76ers.

"It was tough for me to see him lose his job," Ujiri said. "It was a mistake, and I've spoken to Bryan ... it's emotional for me because he's one of my mentors, he gave me a chance, and hopefully, he can be forgiven ... we can all make mistakes."

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  Report: 76ers' decision on Colangelo could come Wednesday The Philadelphia 76ers could have a decision on the future of president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo as soon as Wednesday, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. 76ers ownership met Tuesday night to discuss the controversy which ties Colangelo and his wife Barbara Bottini to several Twitter accounts that were used to criticize 76ers players, defend Colangelo while taking shots at his predecessor Sam Hinkie, and seemingly gave out inside team information. © Adam Pantozzi / National Basketball Association / GettyThe Sixers hired the law firm of Paul/Weiss to look into the matter.

After a stint in Denver as executive vice president of basketball operations, Ujiri returned to take Colangelo ’s general manager position with the Raptors . “I think that it would shorten Brett’s rope on ‘why we lost ’ alibi,” the account wrote in a response to a tweet Advertise with us Jobs @ The Ringer.

The 76ers launched its investigation after The Ringer published a report linking Colangelo to five Twitter accounts that were taking shots at 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, former general manager Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former 76ers players Jahlil Okafor

Colangelo was forced to resign as president of the 76ers last week after an internal investigation determined that his wife, Barbara Bottini, was responsible for multiple anonymous Twitter accounts that shared sensitive Sixers team medical information and criticized various NBA figures, including Ujiri. Colangelo said Bottini acted alone, and that her actions were "seriously misguided."

The relationship between the two men goes back more than a decade, when Colangelo, then the Raptors president, hired Ujiri as global scouting director. Then, in 2013, Toronto management forced out Colangelo to hire Ujiri as president.

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