Masai Ujiri won't rush GM decision

Masai Ujiri is the right candidate for the Raptors' general manager position, writes Ryan Wolstat....

Masai Ujiri is the right candidate for the Raptors' general manager position, writes Ryan Wolstat. (GETTY IMAGES)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:31 AM ET

TORONTO - And now we wait.

We wait to see whether the challenge of turning around a Raptors franchise, not to mention a pay hike that is a once in a lifetime thing for only the most unique among us, is enough to offset whatever loyalty or sense of unfinished business is presumably pulling at Masai Ujiri to stay in Denver.

By all accounts MLSE Tim Leiweke has made his best pitch to the Nigerian-born Ujiri. Denver too has come in with its best pitch.

Now it’s up to Ujiri. Stay with the team that gave him not just one, but two huge career breaks or return to Toronto where he earned his first management role going from head of international scouting to assistant general manager.

Denver was the first NBA team to actually pay him for his basketball expertise. He was a non-paid scout for Orlando when Denver brought him into the fold.


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