Grunwald is a slam dunk for Mac

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

Former Toronto Raptors general manager and New York Knicks president Glen Grunwald is joining McMaster University as its new Athletic Director.

Word is the 56-year-old from Illinois beat out a crop of more than 100 other contenders for the post.

The man who was responsible for bringing Vince Carter to the Raptors is replacing Jeff Giles, who left Mac in June.

A big part of Grunwald’s job will be overseeing the department’s 12-million dollar budget, along with drumming up more financial support in the community and from alumni.

But it’s not like he’s taking over an athletics program that is in ruins.

On the contrary, Mac has become well known for its prominence on the provincial and national stage.

McMaster’s football team won the 2011 Vanier Cup, the Mac volleyball teams have been dominating Ontario, and the hoops teams are on the verge of making some big time national noise.

And Grunwald’s arrival is only going to help take the program to another level.

It’s a great choice… you can say it’s a slam dunk for McMaster.

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