Aug 27, 2010 8:46 PM by Jordan Mason

Nuggets hire Ujiri as new GM

DENVER (AP) - Former Denver Nuggets international scout Masai Ujiri has been named the team's new executive vice president of basketball operations.

Ujiri, 39, who was the Toronto Raptors' assistant general manager since 2008, returns to the team where he served as a scout from 2003-07.

The Nigerian-born Ujiri played at Montana State and professionally in Europe for six seasons before beginning his NBA career as an international scout for the Orlando Magic in 2002.

The Nuggets had been without a front office leader since the contracts of Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman expired earlier this month.

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