OK. I’m exaggerating. Pritch has been on Indy’s staff for more than one day.
But according to a report from NBA beat writer David Aldridge, the recently hired Kevin Pritchard could be off to Toronto very soon. In fact, of the three names Aldridge lists as potential hires for the open Raptors GM job, Pritchard is the only one characterized as a “strong candidate.” (h/t Indy Cornrows)
Don’t expect any movement on the Toronto general manager’s search for a couple of weeks. Team president Bryan Colangelo was in Europe last week and won’t start whittling down his group of candidates until the middle of the month. Sixers GM Ed Stefanski, former Hornets GM and coach Jeff Bower and Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey are among the candidates, but former Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard is also believed to be in the hunt and is a strong candidate. Pritchard took a player personnel job with the Pacers earlier this summer, but has an out in his deal that would allow him to leave if a GM job became available.
I was unaware that Larry Bird gave Prtich an “out” but it makes sense. When Kevin was hired as a consultant/third-in-command for the Pacers, it seemed like a job that was sort of beneath him. So no one should be surprised that he wanted a clause that allowed him to still send out his resume for vacant jobs around the league.
Stay tuned, I guess.
Platoon was great though. So was Major League. Guess I’m just a sucker for Tom Berenger and Chuck Sheen buddy flicks.