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The Masai Ujiri Watch Thread

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Do we have a shot at Masai?

YES, SMOKE MEANS THERE'S FIRE
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Re: The Masai Ujiri Watch Thread 

Post#41 » by FAH1223 » Tue May 18, 2021 8:29 pm

Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.
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Post#42 » by badinage » Wed May 19, 2021 12:04 am

FAH1223 wrote:Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.


Fine. Don’t need him now.

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Post#43 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Wed May 19, 2021 12:20 pm

FAH1223 wrote:Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.


So, you’re saying there’s a chance?
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Post#44 » by Ruzious » Wed May 19, 2021 2:18 pm

long suffrin' boulez fan wrote:
FAH1223 wrote:Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.


So, you’re saying there’s a chance?

The same kind of chance I had with Morgan Fairchild. :brokenheart:
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Post#45 » by daSwami » Wed May 19, 2021 5:36 pm

From today's ticker: "Masai Ujiri addressed his contract situation when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Ujiri is without a contract as president of the Toronto Raptors for the 21-22 season.

"Weigh a few of the options and give this thing some deep thought now as I go through this process," said Ujiri.

Ujiri plans to sit down with ownership of the Raptors soon."
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Post#46 » by closg00 » Wed May 19, 2021 6:54 pm

daSwami wrote:From today's ticker: "Masai Ujiri addressed his contract situation when speaking with the media on Wednesday. Ujiri is without a contract as president of the Toronto Raptors for the 21-22 season.

"Weigh a few of the options and give this thing some deep thought now as I go through this process," said Ujiri.

Ujiri plans to sit down with ownership of the Raptors soon."


So we still have a chance, IF Ted and Tommy are serious...dunno about these rumors
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Post#47 » by payitforward » Wed May 19, 2021 9:41 pm

This is really a shock -- a huge shock. I mean... it's shocking. I'm shocked.

How about you, Ted?
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Post#48 » by anotherhomer » Thu May 20, 2021 1:54 am

payitforward wrote:This is really a shock -- a huge shock. I mean... it's shocking. I'm shocked.

How about you, Ted?


i can't really read too much into this

As a raptors fan, there's an article from Globeandmail, a writer still thinks if he wants a greater challenge, then it make sense for him to leave Raps.
If I were Ujiri, I would go to Wizards too
So cheer up Wizards, most rationale fans know this too.

That said, it all still depends if Ted is going to make the offer that is fair to Ujiri (2% plus 10-12M/yr)
Given Ted's financial troubles, that may not be a given.

So the ball is in Ted's court really.

Oh and it depends a lot on Wizards performance this year.
If they make the play-in, then there maybe less urgency to get Ujiri.
But if Ted's serious about a championship, then Ujiri makes a lot of sense.
He tends to maximize the abilities of everyone.
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Post#49 » by doclinkin » Thu May 20, 2021 11:14 am

anotherhomer wrote:
That said, it all still depends if Ted is going to make the offer that is fair to Ujiri (2% plus 10-12M/yr)
Given Ted's financial troubles, that may not be a given.


Laurene Powell Jobs is part owner of the team. Pretty sure she is not really hurting for money. If it raises the profile of the team and allows for a greater connection with the community and world at large, then adding a executive with a strong reputation may be seen as a significant and reasonable move. Especially for someone for whom $12m is a rounding error.
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Post#50 » by anotherhomer » Thu May 20, 2021 12:20 pm

doclinkin wrote:
anotherhomer wrote:
That said, it all still depends if Ted is going to make the offer that is fair to Ujiri (2% plus 10-12M/yr)
Given Ted's financial troubles, that may not be a given.


Laurene Powell Jobs is part owner of the team. Pretty sure she is not really hurting for money. If it raises the profile of the team and allows for a greater connection with the community and world at large, then adding a executive with a strong reputation may be seen as a significant and reasonable move. Especially for someone for whom $12m is a rounding error.


i dunno much about her, aside from the fact she's the widow of the great apple CEO

what's her inclination towards spending a lot for such an executive?
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Post#51 » by doclinkin » Thu May 20, 2021 12:43 pm

anotherhomer wrote:
doclinkin wrote:
anotherhomer wrote:
That said, it all still depends if Ted is going to make the offer that is fair to Ujiri (2% plus 10-12M/yr)
Given Ted's financial troubles, that may not be a given.


Laurene Powell Jobs is part owner of the team. Pretty sure she is not really hurting for money. If it raises the profile of the team and allows for a greater connection with the community and world at large, then adding a executive with a strong reputation may be seen as a significant and reasonable move. Especially for someone for whom $12m is a rounding error.


i dunno much about her, aside from the fact she's the widow of the great apple CEO

what's her inclination towards spending a lot for such an executive?


Top 5-10 richest women in the world, depending on the source. She has been a silent partner, but since she bought into the team we have added a new practice facility, new executive personnel, bought a G-League team etc. They clearly don't seem to see any issue in hiring additional personnel that don't count against the salary cap.

https://www.nba.com/wizards/wizardsdirectoryhtml

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Executives
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Peter Biche Chief Financial Officer
Abby Blomstrom Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Kelly Skoloda Chief People Officer
David Touhey President, Venues
Monica Dixon Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Zach Leonsis Sr. Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and General Manager, Monumental Sports Network
Jim Van Stone President, Business Operations and Chief Commercial Officer

Monumental Basketball
Name Title
Sashi Brown Chief Planning and Operations Officer, Monumental Basketball
Daniel Medina Chief of Athlete Care and Performance, Monumental Basketball
John Thompson III Vice President of Player Engagement, Monumental Basketball
Mark Simpson Vice President of Player Performance, Monumental Basketball
Sashia Jones Vice President of Player Development and Social Engagement, Monumental Basketball
Kevin Cullen Sr. Director of Operations & Technology, Monumental Basketball

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Tommy Sheppard General Manager
Rod Thorn Sr. Advisor to the General Manager
Brett Greenberg Assistant General Manager for Strategy and Analytics
Frank Ross Vice President, College Personnel
Johnny Rogers Vice President, Pro Personnel
Tony DiLeo Director, College Personnel
Antawn Jamison Director, Pro Personnel
Greg Kershaw Director, Basketball Operations
Teon Watson Manager, Scouting Operations
Alec Arnault Manager, Personnel Intelligence
Ben Eidelberg Manager, Basketball Strategy and Analytics
Zain Jafri Data Scientist, Basketball Strategy and Analytics
Sam Kaplan Coordinator, Basketball Strategy and Analytics
Dr. Michael Ashton Director, Player Health
Dr. Michael Davis Director, Physical and Performance Therapy
Adam Petway Director, Athletic Performance
Jesse Phillips Director, Player Performance & Rehabilitation
Chalisa Fonza Athletic Trainer
Carlos Bustamente Athletic Trainer
Scott Hall Vice President, Communications
Daren Jenkins Director, Basketball Communications
Matt Quinn Manager, Communications
Dave Avery Locker Room/Equipment Manager
Jake Sweitzer Assistant Locker Room/Equipment Manager
Jackie Miles Manager, Team Services
Brian Thompson Manager, Team Security
Lacey Bruins Manager, Facilities and Events

Coaching Staff
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Scott Brooks Head Coach
Tony Brown Associate Head Coach
Robert Pack Assistant Coach
Mike Longabardi Assistant Coach
David Adkins Assistant Coach
Mike Terpstra Assistant Coach
Jarell Christian Assistant Coach
Corey Gaines Assistant Coach
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Post#52 » by anotherhomer » Thu May 20, 2021 3:50 pm

Interesting, what title would ujiri be given?

It seems like they have a solid structure in place, they just need a true leader to take it over the top.

As much as raps have a great office structure, sometimes it feels like ujiri is the guy holding it together
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Post#53 » by doclinkin » Thu May 20, 2021 4:56 pm

anotherhomer wrote:Interesting, what title would ujiri be given?

It seems like they have a solid structure in place, they just need a true leader to take it over the top.

As much as raps have a great office structure, sometimes it feels like ujiri is the guy holding it together


I don't know about any specific title, but it looks like while there are "Vice President's" of every sort, the title "President" has been deliberately left open. So: "President of Basketball Operations"? "God Emperor of Basketball Dominion"?
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Post#54 » by TGW » Thu May 20, 2021 6:21 pm

badinage wrote:
FAH1223 wrote:Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.


Fine. Don’t need him now.

Got a great GM and a bright present and future.


:lol:
Some random troll wrote:Not to sound negative, but this team is owned by an arrogant cheapskate, managed by a moron and coached by an idiot. Recipe for disaster.
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Post#55 » by badinage » Thu May 20, 2021 8:36 pm

TGW wrote:
badinage wrote:
FAH1223 wrote:Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.


Fine. Don’t need him now.

Got a great GM and a bright present and future.


:lol:


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Post#56 » by payitforward » Fri May 21, 2021 12:37 pm

Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.
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Post#57 » by payitforward » Fri May 21, 2021 12:55 pm

badinage wrote:
FAH1223 wrote:Welp... 95% chance to stay in TOR.

Fine. Don’t need him now.
Got a great GM and a bright present and future.

What does that even mean?

Go to @18:00 minutes in the video I linked above & listen to how direct, real, & focused this guy is. What it's about....

Does he come here? How would I know? But, this is an executive of a very different order than we have here. He blows Tommy out of the water effortlessly, & the same for Ted.

In fact, in running the Wizards it's not Tommy he'd replace -- it's Ted.
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Post#58 » by badinage » Fri May 21, 2021 4:27 pm

Great clip. Thank you for posting that.

He's a remarkable exec and a remarkable man. I'd love for him to come here.
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Post#59 » by Kanyewest » Fri May 21, 2021 6:42 pm

Tommy did pick up Len while Masai cut him so obviously Shepherd is a better GM
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Post#60 » by WallToWall » Wed Jun 2, 2021 1:31 pm

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