Toronto Raptors is a professional basketball team which is the origin in Canada but still it used to take part in every season of NBA tournament. The team represents Toronto, Ontario in the tournament. It is a member of Atlantic Division of Eastern Conference. The team was founded in 1995 and that means it is almost a newbie member in NBA. Like most of the team, Toronto Raptors struggled in early age. But they made it to the playoff in 2000, 2001 & 2002. Vince Carter was their top rated player in the meantime who led the team to the playoff series win in 2001. Through that they advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinal. But the seasons of 2002/03 and 2003/04 they failed to make good progress and so, the player Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets. Since the foundation the team yet to change their name. The home venue of the team is Scotiabank Arena. Let’s take a look below where we present the full details of the team Toronto Raptors.
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- Official Name – Toronto Raptors
- Simply Known As – Raptors
- Conference – Eastern
- Division – Atlantic
- Established – 1995
- Home Arena – Scotiabank Arena
- Team Colors – Red, Black, Gold, White, Silver
- Official Sponsor – Sun Life Financial
- President – Masai Ujiri
- General Manager – Bobby Webster
- Head Coach – Nick Nurse
# Home Arena: The Canadian team Toronto Raptors is using Scotiabank Arena as their home venue. Since 1999, they are using it. The ground Scotiabank Arena was known as Air Canada Centre and it is still a multi-purpose arena which is located in Toronto, Ontario. The current seats capacity of the ground is 19,800 for any basketball competition. Excluding the basketball, the ground also hosts Hockey, Concerts and Theatre. The ground Scotiabank Arena was first opened in 19th February, 1999 and the building coast was C$265 million.
# Current Rosters: Deng Adel, Lorenzo Brown, OG Anunoby, Kyle Collinsworth, Danny Green, Kay Felder, Serge Ibaka, Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, Jordan Loyd, Malcolm Miller, CJ Miles, Greg Monroe, Norman Powell, Lucas Nogueira, Malachi Richardson, Jonas Valanciunas, Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Delon Wright.
# Assistant Coaches:
- Nate Bjorkgren
- Phil Handy
- Alex McKechnie
- Jim Sann
- Adrian Griffin
- Eric Khoury
- Patrick Mutombo
- Sergio Scariolo
# League Championship: Toronto Raptors can be considered as the newbie team in National Basketball Association (NBA) which was just founded in 1995. So, they yet to win any championship title of NBA but played playoff couple of times. They also failed to win Conference title but won five Division titles so far.
- Division Titles – 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 (Five Times)
- Conference Title – 0
- NBA Title – 0
# Rivalries: The Canadian team Toronto Raptors has rivalries with couple of teams. They are New Jersey Nets or Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. The rivalry with Brooklyn Nets is so minor. It started when they sold their player Carter to them in 2004/05. In 2007, this two teams faced in playoff where Nets won the game. Besides, in 2013/14 this two team faced against each other for Atlantic Division. This time Raptors took the revenge on them by winning the game. On the other side, Raptors has playoff rivalry with New York Knicks since 2000 and 2001. The team Raptors made the first playoff in 1999/2000. And in the game, they were swept by New York Knicks in the first round.