The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have signed President Masai Ujiri to a multi-year contract extension and promoted Jeff Weltman to general manager and Bobby Webster to assistant general manager/vice-president basketball strategy. Ujiri will continue to oversee basketball operations as president of the club. “I am grateful to the Board and Mr. Tanenbaum for the opportunity to continue our progress to build the Raptors into one of the top franchises in the NBA,” said Ujiri. “I’m also excited that Jeff and Bobby are being rewarded for their hard work and valuable contributions to our program. My family thanks the NBA, Raptors players and coaches, staff, Raptors fans, the city of Toronto and Canada for this opportunity. Toronto is home for us.”
October 27, 2016 | 10:12 pm EDT Update
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team signed guard R.J. Hunter. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
John Gonzalez: Some information about how Sixers anthem decision happened last night and who addressed the players today… 1.) Told by league sources Jason Wiley (@jwiley555), VP of Content & Integrated Marketing for Sixers, helped book @sevyn. 2.) Wiley previously worked for Bad Boy & has music industry contacts. 3.) Told Wiley, in concert with other team execs, decided to not have her perform. Team was “worried” that shirt wasn’t only part of protest. 4.) Told Wiley was the VP who addressed the Sixers players today on behalf of organization.