Stefanski In ‘Advanced Talks’ To Become Raptors GM

Looks like Kevin Pritchard is out of the picture, and Hornets GM Jeff Bower is the other remaining candidate. Yahoo! reports that the Raps are close to hiring Stefanski: “Philadelphia 76ers executive Ed Stefanski is engaged in advanced talks with the Toronto Raptors to take over as general manager, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Stefanski would move into the franchise’s No. 2 basketball executive job under president Bryan Colangelo. Stefanski, who is in the final year of his deal in Philadelphia and has the GM title, knows he probably won’t be retained after his contract expires, sources said. Stefanski lost his spot as the Sixers’ top decision maker a year ago to Rod Thorn, and now the franchise is waiting for the NBA to approve the team’s sale to a New York investment group.”