Business as usual for Colangelo

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:44 PM ET

TORONTO - As far as Bryan Colangelo is concerned, it’s business as usual in these unusual times when the future of the Raptors president/general manager has yet to be resolved.

Whether he gets a vote of confidence or whether he’s shown the door, Colangelo is taking care of the basketball business without worrying about the business of sports.

Colangelo’s contract expires at the end of this season, a decision that squarely rests with the board that oversees Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd.

A year ago, the board exercised its option to extend Colangelo for one season, essentially rendering the basketball boss a lame duck.

To his credit, Colangelo has stuck to his plan of rebuilding a roster by going with youthful pieces.

When asked during his media availability prior to Wednesday’s visit by Chicago about his future, Colangelo was matter of fact.

“Not at all,’’ Colangelo said when queried if he was worried. “There’s no update.

“It’s unresolved at this point, but at the same time it’s not affecting anything I’m doing. Those things (negotiations) get handled at the appropriate time and now is not the appropriate time.”

Colangelo has been in control for five seasons, helping lead the Raptors to the post-season in the first two years of his watch.

The Raptors are well on their way to missing the playoffs for the third successive spring.

— Frank Zicarelli


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