Mark Cuban Comments On Targeting GM Masai Ujiri

Team owner Mark Cuban is spearheading the search for ex-general manager Donnie Nelson's successor. When asked about the possibility of luring Raptors president Masai Ujiri to Dallas, Cuban stated that "we have not targeted any names (yet)," according to sources at

The billion-dollar owner went on to say that Mike Forde, longtime English soccer executive and go-to consultant for NBA teams, will be concocting a detailed list of candidates and that they will narrow it down from there.
We have not targeted any names (yet), Cuban told We are using Mike Forde, who will put together a list and feedback on each candidate he presents. Then we will narrow it down and go from there.

Former Mavericks stalwart and current front-office aide Michael Finley is currently the most salient candidate for the position. Cuban has espoused Finley to be an NBA GM in the past. 


Ujiri's name will likely be at the top of many team's offseason priority lists. He is a free agent this summer and has a highly coveted resume. Aside from bringing a championship to Toronto — without a player drafted higher than 15th — he has an affinity with some of this year's premier free agents, such as Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Norman Powell.

The Mavericks, specifically, have endured a tumultuous past couple of days, fraught with firings, internal struggles and rumors of an unhappy superstar. History has taught us that landing Ujiri portends success and Dallas, perhaps more than anyone, could use a robust outlook.

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