Rumor: Raptors, Masai Ujiri to sign contract extension

Raptors president Masai Ujiri
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The Raptors just gave coach Nick Nurse a contract extension.

Is team president Masai Ujiri up next?

Marc Stein of The New York Times:

Tim Bontemps:

With the Raptors and previously Nuggets, Ujiri has proven himself as one of the NBA’s top executives. He masterfully built Toronto’s 2019 championship team.

Raptors ownership sounds committed to keeping him. Toronto spent to lure Ujiri from Denver, and that paid off. The Raptors are unlikely to balk at paying Ujiri whatever necessary now.

At this point, expect a deal. Ujiri refusing to publicly discuss the unfinalized situation doesn’t throw anyone off the scent.

Of course, even if he signs an extension with Toronto, it’s only a matter of time until Ujiri-to-Knicks rumors reemerge.