Ujiri, via the Raptors:
“I love being the leader of the Toronto Raptors, and I am here to stay.”
“Let me tell you something, guys: everybody has forgotten what happened two years ago,” Ujiri said after Toronto’s season ended in May. “OK, yes, we won. But nobody cares anymore, OK? We want to win another one.”
The challenge will be difficult. Though Toronto has several good/intriguing players – Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Barnes – none is a certain star. This group is too good to tank, either.
But Ujiri – who won Executive of the Year in 2013 (with the Nuggets) and should have won in 2019 – is arguably the NBA’s best lead executive. If anyone will accomplish such a bold goal, it’s him.