"I'm Here to Stay": Masai Ujiri Signs "Significant" New Deal With Raptors


Toronto Raptor fans everywhere are breathing a whole lot easier today, with the news that Masai Ujiri has agreed to sign a "significant new deal" to stay on as chief architect of the franchise. 

"I love leading the Toronto Raptors, and I'm here to stay." That's music to the ears of the angst-filled Toronto fanbase, as the Ujiri contract situation dragged out since the end of the Raptors' season three months ago. 

As Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Ujiri will become the Vice Chairman & President of the Raptors, while continuing his role as the top basketball and business executive. He will also be pursuing, as always, his philanthropist role through the Giants of Africa.

Ujiri came to Toronto in 2013, and the team promptly reeled off 7 straight playoff appearances, 6 division titles, and five 50-win seasons. And oh yes, one NBA Championship. 

He is widely regarded as one of the top executives in basketball. 

No terms of the contract have been released as yet.  

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