Report: Masai Ujiri to get GM job
DENVER -- The Denver Post is reporting former Denver Nuggets international scout Masai Ujiri has been chosen as the team's new general manager.
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The newspaper reported on its website Wednesday night that the 39-year-old Ujiri, who was the Toronto Raptors' assistant general manager since 2008, will return to the Nuggets, where he served as a scout from 2003-07.
The Nuggets declined comment on the report and Ujiri didn't return a message left by The Associated Press.
Ujiri emerged as a front-runner for the job after the Nuggets couldn't reach an agreement with David Griffin, the former Phoenix Suns executive.
The Nuggets have been without a front office leader since the contracts of Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman expired earlier this month.
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