Doug Smith Announces Toronto Raptors Book
Doug Smith has seen a lot of the Toronto Raptors throughout his career, and now he is going to share his story.
The veteran NBA reporter has revealed that he will release a book titled ‘We the North: 25 Years of the Toronto Raptors’. The book is to celebrate 25 years of the franchise and will be released in October next year.
Upon the announcement, Viking Canada released a statement. The publishing giant wrote: “[The book] will tell the story of Canada’s most exciting team, charting their rise from a sporting oddity in a hockey-mad country to the status they hold today as the reigning NBA champions and national heroes.”
Smith also spoke about the Raptors in a recent interview with CBC, He said: “The sense of anticipation in 1995 was huge. But obviously 24 years ago this was an incredible hockey town. People didn’t know what basketball was or what the NBA was.”
The franchise has certainly come a long way over the 25 years, and Smith’s book will be a welcome addition for Raptors fans that want to get nostalgic.