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Raptors close to hiring 76ers Stefanski as general manager

Oct 7, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

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Ed Stefanski, the 76ers general manager who has basically been a lame duck in Philadelphia since the ownership brought in Rod Thon to run the show, is close to landing a new gig.

He is in “advanced talks” to become the GM and No. 2 guy with the Toronto Raptors behind team president Bryan Colangelo, reports Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo.

Stefanski also has been mentioned as a person of interest in the restarted Trail Blazers search for a GM.

Stefanski has had mixed success in Philly. On the plus side of the ledger has been Jrue Holiday, Lou Williams and even Marreese Speights (who can be a solid center in the league), plus he has kept Andre Iguodala in house. The problem is he overpaid Iggy and he signed Elton Brand, who despite a bounce-back-to-solid season last year still has been the deal that killed the 76ers financial flexibility. Basically, he’s got a nice young roster but no way to really build on it for a couple years.

Toronto, on the other hand, is a major rebuilding project right now.

  1. kvanhorn87 - Oct 8, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    Isn’t he still under contract with 76ers?

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