Ujiri has entrusted women with roles in Toronto’s front office. When he became general manager in Toronto, his first call was to Teresa Resch, who had worked with him on the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders camps while she was at the league office. She was promoted to Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Development in 2015. “That right there is the Toronto Raptors, right there,” Ujiri said, pointing to Resch as the audience clapped for her. “We talked about lifting women, we talked about believing in women, and when we went out and made a lot of hires, we did not hire them because they were women. We hired them because they were the best. They were the best candidates for the job, and that’s what they serve as, and they stand up tall, and they lead the Toronto Raptors. And we listen to them. Teresa is the chief of staff. Everything she says goes.”
November 19, 2018 | 9:32 pm EST Update
Rod Boone: Final: #Hornets 117, Celtics 112: Just another ho-hum game for Kemba, who posted 43 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. It’s almost a shock when he doesn’t drop in at least 30. Jeremy Lamb had 18 points, 6 boards. Kyrie led Celtics with 27 points. Hornets stop their 2-game skid.
Justin Kubatko: Kemba Walker is just the sixth player in NBA history to follow up a 60-point game with a 40-point game. The others are Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich, Michael Jordan, Tracy McGrady, and Kobe Bryant.
Scott Agness: 3 for 3 – Pacers sweep their three-game homestand, disposing of the Jazz by 27. Sabonis nearly posted his first triple-double (19-9-9) and Holiday finished with 19pts (7 of 10) and 6rebs. Kemba and the Hornets up next on Wednesday.
Scott Agness: Nate McMillan after a game with 35 assists and just nine turnovers: “This is the type of basketball we’re capable of playing. We just have to be consistent. This is what I’ve been talking about.”
James Edwards III: FINAL: #Pistons 113, #Cavs 100. Detroit (8-6) has now won four of its last five. Five players with double-figure scoring, led by 23 points and 15 rebounds from Drummond. Griffin and Bullock both with 21. Griffin also had 12 rebounds.