Tim Leiweke: A man of persistence
It seems as though Tim Leiweke will not take "No" for an answer, as it pertains to Masai Ujiri becoming the next G.M. of the Toronto Raptors. He has upped his offer from a $9 million, 4 year deal to $15 million and 5 years. Clearly, Tim is a man with a vision that he believes money can buy, and as a loyal Raptor fan I am all in.
Source is Realgm, link here: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/227897/Sources-Nuggets-Unlikely-To-Match-Masai-Ujiris-$15M-Offer-From-Raptors
ujiri is great and all, but for an owner to shell out that kind of cash for a gm is stupid. players win games. i wish the raptors would spend that kind of money on a player.
The Raps have been spending that kind of money on players for years
The problem is that they always seem to be overspending to get guys to stay/come to Canada
Like this move. Mostly because it is not my money and can't hurt their salary cap.
Don't like Ujiri's initial hesitation though. He either has to buy in within the next 24 hours or they have to remove the offer and go for someone else. This is a strong move, but will make the Raps look week if they have to play any more games.
yeah i dont care how much they pay him as long as hes as good as hes touted to be. Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment makes soooo much money that its stupid, they had 1000s of people outside the air canada centre watching the leafs playoff games. the teams here have sucked for so long yet they stay as one of the more profitable sports cities and good attendance averages for the nba while selling out every leafs game for the next 50 yrs. yeah players get wins not the gms, but its been a while since a gm has managed to consistently bring the right players to win. BC had a few good years but in the end alot of moves were terrible. like brew meister said, its not going against the cap so who cares what we spend when the MLSE has the means
Using your logic that "players win games" wouldn't that then mean that you want to get the best available GM in order to provide the team with the best players?