On Thursday, October 27th, the Toronto Raptors hired Ed Stefanski to be their vice president of basketball operations. Stefanski was unemployed for a total of nine days, as he was let go by the Philadelphia Sixers on October 18th.
Upon hiring Stefanski, Raptors president and GM Bryan Colangelo remarked, “We’re bringing in, arguably, the best available basketball executive to enhance and improve what we’re doing as an organization. We’ve just upped the ante”.
Stefanski’s responsibilities as VP of basketball operations will include involvement with the scouting and drafting of players, two things that he did very well in his time with the New Jersey Nets and Sixers. Hopefully he can bring that expertise to a Raptors team that seems to be headed to the draft lottery again.
Just how much basketball IQ is being added to the Raptors’ front office? Let’s see by looking at the best five moves ever made by Ed Stefanski.