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Masai Ujiri Leaving The Nuggets For Toronto

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Denver Nuggets Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri poses for a photo after being named 2012-2013 NBA Executive of the Year on May 9, 2013 at the Pepsi Center. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri poses for a photo after being named 2012-2013 NBA Executive of the Year on May 9, 2013 at the Pepsi Center. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Denver (CBS4) – CBS4’s Vic Lombardi has confirmed that Denver Nuggets General Manager Masai Ujiri has agreed to take the same position with the Toronto Raptors.

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. Following the 2012-2013 season, Ujiri was named the NBA’s executive of the year.

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

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