“I don’t have anything written. I’m going to speak straight from my heart.
With those words, Masai Ujiri became the first repatriated Raptors executive.
There have been returning players: Antonio Davis, Maceo Baston, Tracy Murray, Rasho Nesterovic and Oliver Miller came back for a return engagement, but none of those returned in their prime.
Ujiri is the reigning NBA Executive of the Year thanks to a 57-25 season with the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets were one of the youngest teams in the NBA and, at 42, Ujiri, like his former club, hasn’t ...View Post...
Masai Ujiri spent a night sleeping on a cold tile floor.
The story is one of a growing legion about the assent of the Raptors’ newly-minted GM through the NBA toward his current status as the league’s reigning executive of the year.
At the time Ujiri was an unpaid scout for the Orlando Magic.That affiliation was a testimony to Ujiri’s personality and connections.
The Magic had no budget for a scout to travel the world as Ujiri did. A Nigerian, Ujiri’s appeal was his potential to unearth African players.
There has been but one ...View Post...