The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian expert ball group situated in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors contend in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a part club of the class’ Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Established in 1995 as a major aspect of the NBA’s venture into Canada, the Raptors are the main Canadian-based group in the class. They play their home amusements at the Scotia bank Arena.
Like most extension groups, the Raptors battled in their initial years, yet after the securing of Vince Carter through a draft day exchange 1998, the group set class participation records and made the NBA playoffs in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Carter was instrumental in driving the group to their first playoff arrangement win in 2001, where they progressed toward the Eastern Conference elimination rounds. Amid the 2002– 03 and 2003– 04 seasons, they neglected to gain noteworthy ground, and Carter was exchanged 2004 to the New Jersey Nets.
After Carter left, Chris Bosh rose as the group chief. In the 2006– 07 season, Bryan Colangelo was selected as General Manager, and through a mix of Bosh, 2006 first by and large draft pick Andrea Bargnani, and a patch up of the list, the Raptors fit the bill for their first playoff billet in five years, catching the Atlantic Division title. In the 2007– 08 season, they additionally progressed to the playoffs however neglected to achieve the post-season in every one of the following five seasons. Colangelo would upgrade the group’s program for the 2009– 10 season in an offer to convince pending free operator Bosh to remain, however Bosh would leave to sign with the Miami Heat in July 2010, introducing one more period of revamping for the Raptors.
Masai Ujiri supplanted Colangelo in 2013 and helped introduce another time of accomplishment, driven by back court pair Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. The Raptors came back to the playoffs the next year and turned into a steady playoff group in each time of Ujiri’s residency. The group likewise won four Division titles and enlisted their best ordinary season in 2018. In any case, the group’s inability to reach past the second round of the playoffs provoked Ujiri to flame head mentor Dwane Casey not long after the playoffs finished up and direct the prominent exchange of DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green later that late spring.
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|Team colours||Red, black, silver, gold, white|
|Main sponsor||Sun Life Financial|
|General manager||Bobby Webster|
|Head coach||Nick Nurse|
|Ownership||Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment|
|Division titles||5 (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)|
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