Aug 26, 2010 3:09 AM

Nuggets find new GM

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Post is reporting that former Denver Nuggets international scout Masai Ujiri has been chosen as the team's new general manager.

The newspaper reported on its website Wednesday night that the 39-year-old Ujiri will return to the Nuggets, where he served as a scout from 2003-07. He's been the Toronto Raptors' assistant
general manager since 2008.

The Nuggets declined comment on the report and Ujiri didn't return a message from The Associated Press.

Ujiri emerged as a front-runner for the job after the Nuggets couldn't reach an agreement with former Phoenix Suns executive David Griffin.

The Nuggets have been without a front office leader since the contracts of vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien and vice president of player personnel
Rex Chapman expired earlier this month.

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