In a move that shocked nobody, the Toronto Raptors have re-signed long-time president and general manager, Masai Ujiri.
The move is an indicator of Ujiri’s strong bond with the team and cements his role in the franchise for years to come.
Ujiri will move over to the full-time role as President of the Raptors. He previously held the role of President and General Manager, but he will now be strictly President. Two of his employees are now rewarded promotions as well. Jeff Weltman will become the team’s new General Manager, while Bobby Webster becomes Assistant GM and vice-president of basketball strategy.
The terms of the deal have not be disclosed as of writing this.
This signing keeps the three pillars (Ujiri, Weltman, and Webster) that have vaulted this team to Eastern Conference Finals level, in place. Three years ago, Ujiri brought Weltman with him from Denver, and plucked Webster from the NBA head offices once he got here. In those three-years, the team has had more success than they’ve ever had in their 21-year history.
With the continued leadership of a newly-signed coached, Dwane Casey, and the return of all-stars, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors will look to build off the success they experienced last season. Casey knows how important Ujiri is to the Raptors continued progress.
“He is one of the best in the league at what he does, I love working with him,” Casey told the Star. “We have a great partnership in which we share the same vision, passion and desire to bring a championship to Toronto.”
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