Tonight, the Toronto Raptors won their first ever NBA championship after eliminating the shorthanded Golden State Warriors in game 6.
Raptors President of Basketball Operation Masai Ujiri, who made several bold decisions this offseason is getting much of the credit for Toronto’s championship run.
It appears that Masai is going to be rewarded for his amazing job. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Washington Wizards are ready to make a huge offer to try lure Masai away from Toronto.
The Washington Wizards are preparing to offer Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri a deal that could approach $10 million annually and deliver him the opportunity for ownership equity, league sources tell ESPN.
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis is expected to reach out to Toronto ownership soon to request formal permission to meet with Ujiri and offer a staggering financial package that would include running the Wizards’ basketball operations and, perhaps, taking on a larger leadership role in the Monumental Sports and Entertainment company that oversees the Wizards and NHL’s Capitals, league sources said.
Seems like a tough offer to turn down unless the Raptors renew his deal.