May 31, 2013 10:32 PM by Greg Smith

Ujiri to leave Denver for Toronto

Masai Ujiri is leaving Denver to take over the basketball operations for the Toronto Raptors.

A person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Friday that the NBA's executive of the year has agreed to a deal with the Raptors. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.

The 42-year-old Ujiri has been hailed as one of the rising stars among NBA executives thanks to his deft handling of the Carmelo Anthony trade to New York and his ability to assemble a relatively starless roster that still managed to be a formidable contender in the Western Conference.

Ujiri will be returning to Toronto. He was the assistant GM for the Raptors before leaving for the Nuggets.

Yahoo Sports first reported the deal.


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