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Phil Jackson Should Take Raptors GM Job

Phil Jackson
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Reports are starting to surface that the Toronto Raptors are saying they want Phil Jackson  to become their new GM.

This could be a great challenge and move for Jackson. Toronto does not have “Superstars” on there roster. They don’t have a Jordan, Pippen, Shaq or Kobe.

What the Raptors have is a collection of could have beens and should have beens plus players that no one really knows.

This would be the perfect opportunity for Jackson to really prove that he is the basketball mind that everyone thinks he is. He has the chance to take a team with nothing going for it and build it essentially from the ground up.

If he could pull this off, without the superstars that he has had in the past and build the Raptors into a championship contender by drafting and signing free agents, it would truly show that he is the “Zen Master” and the basketball genius that not only the public believes he is but most certainly, he believes he is.


Here is the current roster for the Toronto Raptors.


2012-13 Roster
Num Player Pos Ht Wt DOB Prior to NBA/Country Yrs
4 Quincy Acy F 6-7 225 10/06/1990 Baylor/USA R
6 Alan Anderson G-F 6-6 220 10/16/1982 Michigan State/USA 3
7 Andrea Bargnani F-C 7-0 256 10/26/1985 Benetton Treviso/Italy 6
10 DeMar DeRozan G 6-7 216 08/07/1989 USC/USA 3
2 Landry Fields F 6-7 215 06/27/1988 Stanford/USA 2
22 Rudy Gay F 6-8 230 08/17/1986 Connecticut/USA 6
34 Aaron Gray C 7-0 270 12/07/1984 Pittsburgh/USA 5
15 Amir Johnson F-C 6-9 210 05/01/1987 Westchester HS (Los Angeles, CA)/USA 7
11 Linas Kleiza F 6-8 234 01/03/1985 Missouri/Lithuania 6
3 Kyle Lowry G 6-0 205 03/25/1986 Villanova/USA 6
5 John Lucas III G 5-11 165 11/21/1982 Oklahoma State/USA 4
20 Mickael Pietrus F 6-6 215 02/07/1982 Pau Orthez/France 9
31 Terrence Ross G 6-6 195 02/05/1991 Washington/USA R
13 Sebastian Telfair G 6-0 170 06/09/1985 Abraham Lincoln HS (Brooklyn, NY)/USA 8
17 Jonas Valanciunas C 6-11 231 05/06/1992 Utena, Lithuania R

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