DENVER- Maybe it's his roots; Masai Ujiri grew up in West African nation of Nigeria. Or feasible, it's because, he never saw himself as an NBA general manager; Ujiri's background is in scouting and as he calls it, "the love of the game". He's also notably the first African-born general manager in any of the four major American professional sports.
Possibly still, it's what he has done this season, winning the NBA Executive of the Year, voted on by his peers, and putting together a team that set a franchise mark for wins, just isn't enough yet.
DENVER (AP) - Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri was named the NBA's executive of the year on Thursday, a day after George Karl was named the league's top coach.
DENVER- Nuggets Vice President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri was named the NBA Executive of the Year. (Courtesy: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)