Ed Stefanski joins Raptors front office
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors have hired Ed Stefanski as executive vice president of basketball operations.
Stefanski was hired Wednesday. He will report to Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo.
Stefanski was fired last week as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. He had mixed results in four seasons, signing Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala to $80 million contracts and firing coach Eddie Jordan after one 27-win season.
Stefanski hired Doug Collins, who led the Sixers to the playoffs last season, but it was too late to save his job.
Before he joined the 76ers, Stefanksi spent nine seasons with the Nets. He was promoted to general manager of the club in the summer of 2004 following a one-year stint as the team's senior vice president of basketball operations and four seasons as the team's director of scouting.
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