The Toronto Raptors have had a far better than expected season and the sale of MLSE to Rogers and Bell 16 months ago seemingly will help sustain the success moving forward.

“We made some bold statements when I got here, and some of them are coming true, starting with TFC,” MLSE president and chief executive officer Tim Leiweke said on Tim and Sid on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Monday. “I don’t know how you can be great and aspired to be great if you don’t have high standards and goals.”