Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri has agreed to a new contract that will make change his title to vice chairman/president, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
“I love being the leader of the Toronto Raptors and I’m here to stay,” Ujiri said in a video posted to the Raptors’ twitter account.
Per Wojnarowski, Ujiri’s new deal is “signifcant,” though no numbers have yet been reported.
I've said it before, and I am saying it again.
We will win in Toronto.
– Masai pic.twitter.com/KJ64UwjZPo
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 5, 2021
“After arriving in Toronto in 2013 as general manager, Ujiri has established himself as one of the most prominent, successful and sought-after executives in professional sports,” Wojnarowski wrote. “In the final year and months of his expiring contract, Ujiri turned back overtures from several pro sports organizations beyond the NBA, sources said.”
Ujiri, of course, was the head of basketball operations when Toronto won the championship in 2019.
“On the court, our goal is clear: Win. Its simple: Win. Bring another championship to Toronto,” Ujiri said in the video. “We are united in that mission and nothing else will do. We will bring young talent to this city and continue to build with our unbelievable players. I’ve said it before, and I am saying it again: We will win in Toronto.”