Raptors Ownership Confident an Extension will Happen Soon with Masai
The Toronto Raptors have inked Nick Nurse to a new deal and Bobby Webster is about to get his as well.
Next step – extending the head architect.
The Raptors have yet to reach an extension with their president of basketball operations, Masai Ujiri, but there is confidence within the organization that that shall come soon. Ujiri’s contract is slated to expire next offseason, which coincidently also happens to be one of the biggest free agency classes in NBA history.
“Our fans, they love Masai for all that he’s contributed to the Raptors franchise and to our community and to our country — and our appreciation for him, that can’t be measured,” Larry Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said in an interview Tuesday. “But it was his and my game plan to secure his management team extension before his own.”
Ujiri is highly regarded as one of the brightest minds in the entire league.
“We have time and we’re going to work through the process in the right time and the right way, I know that for sure,” Tanenbaum said. “He’s so incredibly caring and he’s an important person for the world to understand. It’s not only the Raptors.”
One way or another, Ujiri will surely get paid.