It was Feb. 28, 2006 and Bryan Colangelo was being hailed as the man who would turn around the flagging fortunes of the Raptors and once again make them competitive.
For about two seasons, Colangelo would live up to that billing.
But for the past five years, he and the organization he has overseen have been spinning their wheels.
Needing someone to play alongside Chris Bosh, Colangelo dealt T.J. Ford and the Raptors’ No. 1 pick, Roy Hibbert, to Indiana for Jermaine O’Neal.