Wizards To Offer Masai Ujiri $10M Per Year Deal, Ownership Stake

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Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri was reportedly involved in a courtside altercation with a California sheriff's deputy after the team defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 on Thursday night.

Ujiri, 38-years-old, is instrumental in building the Raptors' championship team - from hard coaching changes, mid-season trades, and the risky signing of Kawhi Leonard in the summer.

Leonsis, Wojnarowski writes, could let Ujiri run the Wizards' basketball operations but also take on a leadership role with Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the company that oversees both the Wiz and Washington's National Hockey League franchise. Ujiri's vision and decision-making paved the way for the franchise's first championship.

Update #1, 2:20 am: Larry Tanenbaum, the owner of Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment which owns the Raptors, has told Michael Grange of Sportsnet that there's no chance Ujiri will leave Toronto.

The Wizards previously were unable to land Tim Connelly from the Denver Nuggets.

ESPN reported the Wizards have also interviewed Oklahoma City executive Troy Weaver, and former Atlanta and Cleveland GM Danny Ferry. Witnesses at the scene identified him as Ujiri. But for the meantime, he has the right to celebrate and thank himself for a job well done.

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