Report: Masai Ujiri to get GM job

Updated: August 26, 2010, 11:22 AM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Denver Post is reporting former Denver Nuggets international scout Masai Ujiri has been chosen as the team's new general manager.

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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