Masai Ujiri: "I also dream of Messi and CR7"



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Masai Ujiri: "I also dream of Messi and CR7"

General Manager Masai Ujiri of the Toronto Raptors spoke about the Los Angeles Lakers and their market goal. Frank Vogel is gone, among the names that are being made now is that of Nick Nurse, of the Raptors NBA champions of 2019.

Ujiri said: "I too am a dream like them: I want Messi, I want Cristiano Ronaldo, I want Kobe Bryant. This is why I tell the Lakers that they can continue to dream, just like I do." Nurse was responsible for the attack during her time under Casey.

Thanks to his improved attack that helped the Raptors win a record 59 franchise games, and after defeat in the second round of the 2018 NBA playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Casey was fired and Nurse took over for him.

Masai Ujiri: "I also dream of Messi and CR7"

On June 2018, Raptors promoted Nurse to the position of head coach to succeed Casey. In her first season, Nurse led the Raptors to a 58-24 record, thanks largely to the performances of Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam.

the following season Nurse took the Raptors to the 2019 NBA Finals, a first for the franchise, after winning the Eastern Conference Championship by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. Nurse became the first manager to win both NBA and NBA G League (formerly D-League) titles, when the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

In Nurse's second season, the Raptors finished with a 53-19 record. That season, Nurse qualified to be a head coach in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game as a representative of the Eastern Conference. On August 22, 2020, Nurse was named NBA Coach of the Year.

However, the Raptors were unable to repeat the previous season's playoff success. Now the manager appears to be heavily courted by Los Angelse Lakers. Masai Ujiri, before joining the Nuggets in 2010, had worked for the Toronto Raptors for three years as Head of Global Scouting.

From 2003 to 2007 he had already worked for the Nuggets as a scout, and before that he had held the same position for the Orlando Magic. In 2013 he signs a $ 15 million five-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. Frank Vogel in May 2019 officially becomes the new manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, inheriting a team that the previous year had not managed to qualify for the playoffs despite the presence of LeBron James.

On the Italian night between Sunday 11 and Monday 12 October 2020 he graduated NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers for the seventeenth time in their history, equaling the Boston Celtics record.