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SportWizards not pursuing Masai Ujiri as president, report says

02:50  19 june  2019
02:50  19 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Wizards are not pursuing Raptors president Masai Ujiri as their new president of basketball operations, according to the Washington Post.

Wizards managing partner Ted Leonsis told the Post in a statement he felt the need to comment on the rumors surrounding Ujiri, who has earned praise for building the roster that won the NBA Finals last week. Published reports indicated that the Wizards were prepared to not only offer Ujiri a $10 million annual salary, but also part ownership in Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which operates the Wizards, Capitals and several other sports and business ventures.

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Raptors president Masai Ujiri reportedly in altercation with deputy after NBA Finals Game 6 Video appears to show Masai Ujiri and the officer squaring off behind one of the baselines at Oracle Arena.

Report : Wizards to Offer Raptors President Masai Ujiri Million Per Year Contract. Washington previously pursued Nuggets president Tim Connelly, but Connelly rejected the Wizards ' offer on May 20. Ujiri has two years left on his contract with Toronto.

that they are pursuing a misdemeanor complaint against Raptors president Masai Ujiri for battery of a police As Ujiri came forward, the cop stepped forward and put his hand on his chest and basically said ESPN reported after the game that the Washington Wizards are preparing to offer Ujiri , who

“We have not commented on the many rumors surrounding potential candidates during this process, but I wanted to make an exception in this case out of respect to the Raptors organization as they celebrate their well-deserved championship,” Leonsis said in the statement. “Any reports that we have interest in Masai Ujiri as a candidate are simply not true, and we have never planned in any way to ask for permission to speak to him during our process.”

Leonsis told the Post he is comfortable letting interim president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard continue in that role through Thursday's NBA Draft and the start of free agency June 30.

“I am very happy with the work and preparation Tommy Sheppard, Coach [Scott] Brooks and our staff have done and I’m confident we’ll execute both the draft and free agency in an expert manner,” Leonsis said. “Having that confidence has given me the freedom to continue the conversations I’ve been having on how to build a great organization and, as a result, I don’t expect to make any decisions before the start of free agency.”

The Wizards fired Ernie Grunfeld from his post as president of basketball operations in early April.

NBA free agency news: Marc Gasol exercises option, returning to Raptors.
Gasol averaged 12 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in the NBA Finals as the Raptors knocked off the Warriors for their first NBA title. On the free agent front, Leonard has already reportedly opted out of his contract and will become an unrestricted free agent, although Toronto hopes to re-sign the two-time NBA Finals MVP. Guards Danny Green, Jodie Meeks, Jeremy Lin, and forward Eric Moreland are also UFAs.

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