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Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 12:12 pm  |  7 responses

Raptors Reportedly Targeting Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri


The Raptors are targeting Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri to run their basketball operations, sources told Yahoo! Ujiri spent three years in Toronto’s front office before heading to Denver: “Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is pursuing Denver Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri to take over as the top basketball executive of the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Masai, the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year, has emerged as the top choice of the search firm – Korn/Ferry International – that’s been charged with finding a successor to Raptors president Bryan Colangelo, league sources said. MLSE has until Monday to make a decision on Colangelo’s contract option for next year. It is possible that he could stay with the franchise under a new top basketball official. Ujiri’s contract as Denver’s general manager expires this summer and he has been in talks with ownership on an extension. Ujiri, 42, has a strong bond with Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke, but new MLSE top executive, Tim Leiweke, has expressed a desire to make a serious financial and organizational commitment to an elite executive to turn around the franchise.”

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  • theDankerNuggets

    Better lock him up with a fat contract Kroenke

  • Dagger

    Better send the Ikea monkey and our crack-smoking mayor to seal the deal.

  • RKJ92

    Meh

  • Redd

    He’s still in office? LOL.

  • Redd

    They aren’t getting him, I don’t believe so.

    If they get anyone it’ll be PJ I believe. But screw Ujiri, I want my Bulls to make Daryl Morey run basketball operations, we’d be incredible lol.

  • roscoe

    “Tim Leiweke, has expressed a desire to make a serious
    financial and organizational commitment to an elite executive to turn
    around the franchise”

    this guy is a beast businessman

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