Will Ed Stefanski Be Any Better Than Colangelo as Toronto Raptors GM?

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Will Ed Stefanski Be Any Better Than Colangelo as Toronto Raptors GM?

This week Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Toronto Raptors are in serious talks with Ed Stefanski, the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers and one of the lead candidates for Toronto's general manager vacancy.

This offseason the Raptors re-signed Bryan Colangelo to a short two-year contract extension, and a number of front-office changes have been made since. Some suggest Colangelo's recent search for a new GM was a condition set by the owners.

Bryan Colangelo will still be the one "calling the shots" as the team president, but he will be stepping down as the team's general manager. Some say Colangelo is only forfeiting his general manager title so that the job could attract some of the more established league executives.

Ed Stefanski was brought in to Philadelphia in 2007 after being preceded by New Jersey GM Billy King. Stefanski's job security as GM in Philly isn't very high as the team was recently sold to a New York investment group that will likely bring in new blood to help the team move in the direction they want it to.

Stefanski's hiring could be a definite plus simply because two minds are better than one, but will the Raptors get a better GM by hiring Stefanski?

Here we will judge some of Stefanski's major moves as a GM in Philly and see whether adding him to Toronto's front office will be a smart move or not.

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