Raptors, Bobby Webster agree to Multi-year Contract Extension
The Toronto Raptors and Bobby Webster have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, as reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The deal had been in the works for a couple months, and Sportsnet’s Michael Grange noted in early December of 2020 that Webster’s deal was in its final stages of negotiation. The terms of the deal are private due to team policy.
Webster joined the team along with Masai Ujiri in 2013, serving as Ujiri’s right hand man. In 2017, Webster was promoted to the Raptors’ General Manager, making him the youngest GM (32-years old at the time) in the league.
In a press release put out by the organization, Masai Ujiri expressed his thoughts on the Webster extension. “I think everyone knows what Bobby brings to our organization: intelligence, poise, and creativity, I’m very pleased that our team will continue to benefit from his many skills for seasons to come.”
Webster’s most known for his role in assembling the 2019 championship roster, and he expressed his gratitude to ownership, the fans, and to the organization.
“It’s great to be able to continue the work of building the next Raptor championship team – a goal which is part of our organizational DNA. I’m grateful to Larry Tanenbaum, MLSE ownership and leadership, our great players and staff, and the people of Toronto for making this my home for the past years, and for the future.”
Webster is the latest of the Raptors management staff to get an extension, joining Nick Nurse, and the possibility of a Masai Ujiri extension is now looking more likely, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that discussions between Ujiri and management will continue.
It’s also worth noting that Ujiri has expressed his desire to get his staff extended (ie. Nick Nurse, Bobby Webster) before working on any sort of extension for himself prior to this season’s start.