Masai Ujiri will be introduced as new Raptors GM on Tuesday.
Ujiri has already been doing plenty of work during his brief time on the job to this point, but the Raptors will officially announce his arrival in a press conference on Tuesday.
The Raptors are expected to keep Dwane Casey as head coach, sources confirmed to the Toronto Star.
Casey has already met with new GM Masai Ujiri and MLSE's Tim Leiweke, and he would have likely been already shown the door if he were on his way out. With one year left on his contract and a new regime in place, Casey will enter next season as a lame duck.
New Raptors GM Masai Ujiri fired members of the team's scouting department on Sunday, along with executive VP Ed Stefanski.
Stefanski had one year left on his contract but Ujiri didn't want him as part of his decision-making cadre. He was formerly GM of the 76ers and he had developed a solid reputation working under Bryan Colangelo in Toronto, so he's expected to find another high-level NBA job before long.
Raptors scout Maury Hanks has been let go by new general manager Masai Ujiri, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Ujiri is going to try and start fresh in Toronto, but who can blame him with the Raptors struggling? Even though Hanks has been held in high regard in the NBA, Ujiri is going to hire his own personnel to try and get the franchise on its feet.
New Raptors GM Masai Ujiri's first order of business will be shopping Andrea Bargnani to the entire league in hopes of moving him before July 1, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
This is fairly similar to the first order of business under former GM Bryan Colangelo. It will be interesting to see if Ujiri has any better luck than his predecessor, who never moved Bargnani despite publicly admitting a desire to do so. Bargnani's injury history and contract remain a large impediment to getting a deal done, but it's possible Ujiri will simply be looking to unload the contract to anyone with cap space, which could make trading the former No. 1 overall pick easier.
New Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is expected to keep Dwane Casey on as head coach.
Casey has one year left on his contract. He'll play out the season and then Ujiri will reevaluate the situation. It's not particularly good news for the outlook of Kyle Lowry, who battled with Casey for much of the year. Lowry never appeared comfortable with his role while averaging just 11.6 points and 6.4 assists.
Raptors hired Masai Ujiri as their new general manager.
Ujiri lands a five-year, $15 million deal to try to fix the mess in Toronto. It's reportedly far more than the Nuggets were offering to retain the 2012-13 NBA Executive of the Year. While in Denver, Ujiri got an impressive haul for Carmelo Anthony, found a diamond in the rough in Kenneth Faried and dumped Nene at the right time. He'll have to work similar magic with a Toronto roster that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007-08. Ujiri does know the Toronto landscape well as he was Bryan Colangelo's assistant GM before taking the Denver job.