First, on July 18, DeRozan was traded, along with Jakob Pöltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick, to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. [9], Interest to move or expand an NBA franchise to Toronto grew during the 1980s. Colangelo overhauled the team's roster for the 2009–10 season in a bid to persuade pending free agent Bosh to stay, but Bosh departed to sign with the Miami Heat in July 2010, ushering in yet another era of rebuilding for the Raptors. [162] Despite winning Coach of the Year, Casey was subsequently fired as coach on May 11. Haddadi was later traded, along with a second round pick, to Phoenix in exchange for guard Sebastian Telfair. In the upper part, there is an arched word “Raptors,” and above it with a smaller font – “Toronto.” The emblem also has purple lines, a circle, and spikes. There is no more sharpness in the emblem: all elements are streamlined. [84] Notwithstanding the unrest, in their first season competing in the Atlantic Division, Toronto maintained the same regular season record of 33–49 as the previous season. [171] On January 13, 2019, the Toronto Raptors broke the record for most points scored in franchise history after beating the Washington Wizards in Washington 140–138 points after double overtime.

The team was formalized on November 4, 1993, when the NBA Board of Governors endorsed the decision of Expansion Committee and awarded its 28th franchise to a group headed by Toronto businessman John Bitove for a then-record expansion fee of US$125 million.
The six Welcome Toronto home games also featured an OVO-themed black and gold home court, with chevrons pointing north. [166][167][168] The Raptors got off to a 6–0 start, a franchise record. On September 30, 2013, Toronto-based rapper Drake was announced as the new "global ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors, thereby joining the executive committee of his hometown's NBA team. [11][32][33] The team improved on its win record by nine games. [146] On March 27, 2015, the Raptors clinched the Atlantic division title with a 94–83 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Also in the running were Maple Leaf Garden Ltd., predecessor to MLSE and the owners of Maple Leaf Gardens.

Raptors wurden 1993 gegründet und traten 1995 der National Basketball Association bei, als die Führung beschloss, die Liga mit den kanadischen Teams zu erweitern. This repository is populated with tens of thousands of assets and should be your first stop for asset selection. The NBA organized two exhibition games in 1989 and 1992 with an attendance of over 25,000 people each, both in the newly built SkyDome. [51] Nonetheless, team improvements and the rise of Carter—who emphatically won the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest[48]—attracted many fans around Toronto, many of whom were previously not basketball fans. [38] They had five rookies on their roster, including the 18-year-old Tracy McGrady, who at the time was the youngest player in the NBA. The four courts are located at Flemingdon Community Centre in the North York district in the north end of the city, Malvern Community Recreation Centre in the Scarborough district in the east end of the city, Matty Eckler Community Centre in the Riverdale neighbourhood of the Old Toronto district just to the east of downtown, and Thistletown Community Centre in the Etobicoke district in the west end of the city. Nonetheless, the Raptors managed to win 53 games in a season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic to secure the second seed. The Toronto Raptors new uniform for 2020-21 (which we first reported on back in the summer) leaked earlier tonight courtesy a photo posted to … The win was Toronto's 48th of the season and 22nd on the road, both tying franchise records. Select 100 images or less to download. The value of the Raptors franchise has risen over the years. Despite Toronto's improved defensive performances, Carter's offence was sorely missed in the first-round series against the second-seeded Detroit Pistons.

Es unterscheidet sich grundlegend von den vorherigen Versionen, da es ein anderes Design enthält: Es hat keinen prähistorischen Dinosaurier. Es war größtenteils das Phänomen der 1990er Jahre, dass die Teamfarben mit den aktuellen Trends und Geschmäcken Schritt hielten. [111] The series was notable for pitting ex-Raptor Vince Carter against his former team. [160] On April 6, 2018, the Raptors became Eastern Conference regular season champions, securing the number one seed for the first time in franchise history with a 92–73 win over the Indiana Pacers, in the process also setting new records for single-season wins at 57 and home wins with 33, with three games remaining on the schedule. MLSE decided to endorse this practice by setting up concession stands and branded sponsorships at the square with naming rights sold to Ford Motor Company's Canadian operations, along with increased security. The season was shortened by 16 regular season games due to the 2011 NBA lockout, and the Raptors finished the season with a 23–43 record. [175] The Warriors, which were making their fifth consecutive finals appearance and featured multiple All-Stars, were favourites to win.
The Toronto Raptors used various court art over the team's existence. On May 24, 1994, the team's logo and first general manager, Isiah Thomas, were revealed at a press conference. Most notably, the chevrons on the side panels now point up, which the team said aligns with its current slogan of "We The North". [1], Subsequent to the expansion draft, the Raptors landed the seventh pick in the NBA draft lottery, behind their fellow 1995 expansion club, the Vancouver Grizzlies. Carter, while voted as a starter in the 2003 All-Star Game,[48] suffered a knee injury, while Davis expressed disinterest in Toronto and Wilkens' laissez-faire attitude created a team that lacked the motivation and spirit of the previous years' teams. [1] As part of the deal, Thomas received an option to purchase part of the team, reportedly for under market value. The current status of the logo is active, which means the logo is … On June 29, the Raptors announced their new NBA G League (then known as the NBA D-League) team, the Mississauga-based Raptors 905, which began play in the 2015–16 season. [35][36] The Raptors also defeated the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Miami Heat, all of which were eventual Conference finalists.

[1] The team originally competed in the Central Division,[22] and before the inaugural season began, sales of Raptors merchandise ranked seventh in the league, marking a successful return of professional basketball to Canada. Toronto Raptors Logo Evolution The young team, formed in 1993, had its logo three years later – in 1996. The changes of 2009 touched mainly on color. [16][17] He would purchase 4.5 per cent in May 1995[18][19] and a further 4.5 per cent in December 1995,[17][20] half each from Bitove and Slaight, decreasing their share to 39.5 per cent. The logo took the form of a classic disk shape with a round central part and edging along the edge. They set NBA attendance records in their 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons when they made the playoffs.