August 2003: Raptors Sign Rick Brunson
The debacle that would become the Raptors' 2003/2004 season was perfectly foreshadowed in early August when the Raptors signed journeyman Rick Brunson to provide "solid defensive play and insurance in our backcourt." Brunson managed to provide that insurance for all of three games for the Raptors. In his defense though, he was hobbled by a serious "upper-thigh contusion," or a boo-boo in layman's terms, that kept him on the injured list for much of his stay in Toronto.
The 2003/2004 season was exactly one month old when the Raptors decided to part ways with Brunson. Not by trading him, but by telling him to go home and wait to be traded. During that time he engaged in a war of words with the recently traded Chris Jeffries who called Brunson out as a suck-up and locker room snitch. Two weeks later, Brunson was traded to the Chicago Bulls... who also employed one Chris Jeffries.