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Jun 27, 2014

History Club Toronto Raptors: NBA selects Isaiah Austin in draft









Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are part of the Federation of Eastern Atlantic in the National Basketball Association (NBA).







The team was founded in 1995, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada. When the Grizzlies relocated to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001, the Raptors became the only Canadian team in the NBA.

Initially, their home turf at SkyDome, before moving to the Air Canada Center (ACC)

Like all early childhood established team, the Raptors struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Vince Carter through a draft in 1998, they had one good team and made the NBA Playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. put Carter was a major factor leading team playoff series and won their first victory in 2001, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. In the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons, they have not achieved significant progress and strong team with Vince Carter or Tracy McGrady also gradually down and leave the team performance

After Carter left, Chris Bosh emerged as the new captain, but Raptors still have not been any new progress. With the appointment of Bryan Colangelo as General Manager and change the personnel list for the 2006-2007 season, they are eligible for their first playoff berth in five years. In the following season, they advanced to the playoffs again. Current captain of the club's current Jarrett Jack was definitely not stay here or not next season after the former captain turned to Chris Bosh to play for the Miami Heat.

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Creation of the Raptors



Toronto Raptors were established on September 30, 1993 when the NBA, as part of its expansion into Canada, following the transfer of its 28 to a group headed by Toronto businessman named John Bitove. Raptors, along with the Vancouver Grizzlies, played their first game in 1995, and is the first team in the NBA based in Canada after Toronto Huskies from 1946-1947.

Initially it was more like performance version Huskies, but the management team realized that it would be nearly impossible to design a logo that not many arrays concise as the Minnesota Timberwolves. As a result, a national competition was held to help the team create its own icon. More than 2,000 names were narrowed down to ten prospects: Beavers, Bobcats, Dragon, Grizzlies, Hogs, Raptors, Scorpions, T-Rex, Tarantulas, and Terriers. The final selection-Toronto Raptors-was unveiled on Canadian national television May 15, 1994; choices are affected by the "hot" movie Jurassic Park.

NBA selects Isaiah Austin in draft

Isaiah Austin

On May 24, 1994, the team's logo and first General Manager (GM), Isiah Thomas were revealed at a press conference. Team bright colors of red, purple, black, and silver has also been published; in it, the silver color is affectionately called "Naismith" silver was chosen as an ode 1 Canadian named James Naismith, who invented basketball. The team initially played in the Central, and before the season started, proceeds from ticket sales of the Raptors were ranked seventh in the league, marking the successful return of professional basketball to Canada.

CEO's first-team Isiah Thomas quickly streamline management positions with his staff, to the Detroit Pistons assistant Brendan Malone-the-head coach of the Raptors. The position on the pitch, the team was then filled as a result of an expansion draft in 1995. Toronto was given first choice and selected Chicago Bulls PG and BJ Armstrong threw three points . However, Armstrong did not like the Raptors and Isiah Thomas has assigned him to the Golden State Warriors for PF: Carlos Rogers and Victor Alexander. Then, Thomas chose a variety of other players, including veterans Jerome Kersey, Willie Anderson and former teammate John "Spider" Salley in Pistons.



Utilising high position in the 1997 NBA Draft, Thomas selected Damon Stoudamire, a PG from the University of Arizona, to rebuild the team started from one PG. However, the selection of Stoudamire was met with a response from the fans in the 1995 NBA Draft at the SkyDome in Toronto, many of whom wanted Ed O'Bannon of UCLA, one of the most valuable 4 in NCAA Final .

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