Masai Ujiri is a Nigerian-Canadian professional basketball executive and former NBA player. However, he retired from his career play in 2002 and become a scout for Orlando Magic then Denver Nuggets. As of now, he serves as the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association.
As a president, he worked to Usher in a period and helped the team win its first NBA championship in 2019. Previously he had also served as a general manager and executive vice president of basketball operation to the Denver Nuggets in 2010. Additionally, he has also offended the comments of President Donald Trump alleges regarding immigrants from the Places like Haiti referring to as ‘Shitholes’. Let us scroll over to know more of his information on personal life, career, and net worth.
Caption: The president of basketball operations of the team Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri.
Masai Ujiri: Bio, Family, Education
Ujiri was born on 7 July 1970 in Bournemouth, England, to a supportive Nigerian family. When he was two years, he along with his family moved back to Nigeria and grew up in Zaria, Nigeria. He was born as the son to the father worked as a hospital administrator and nursing educator. Whereas his mother was also a doctor from Kenya. From a young age of 13, he started to play basketball and played association football as a youth.
He left Nigeria and traveled to Seattle, WA where he joined Nathan Hale High School and stayed with a Nigerian family. He flew there in order to pursue his dream career as a basketball player. Then, he enrolled and played two years of basketball at Bismarck State College, a junior college in North Dakota. After that, he transferred to Montana State University Billings but left after one semester and returned to England to begin a pro career.
Masai Ujiri: Career & Life Achievements
Since a young age, he has involved in playing basketball and had spent his professional playing career in Europe. He has played one season with Solent Stars with whom he had won the title in the National Basketball League Division 3. Before his retirement in 2002, he played in Denmark and spent three months in Finland with BC Nokia. He also founded Giants of Africa in 2003 aiming to discover new basketball talents.
After his retirement, he started to work as a youth coach in Nigeria. He spent his four seasons with Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors hired him as a director of Global Scouting. Following that, he became the team’s assistant general manager. However, in 2010, he returned to Nuggets as a general manager and executive vice president with the charge of basketball operations. In 2013, he was named as an NBA Executive of the Year.
He then again signed a 5-year, $15 million deal for the post executive vice president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors. During the game in 2014 against Brooklyn Nets, he shouted “F*** Brooklyn!” which later apologized for his wrong choice of words. Following that, he was fined with $25000 by the NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. As an activist, he has served as a director of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Africa program. Recently in February 2020, he accompanied Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on an official visit to various African nations.
Masai Ujiri: Personal Life & Wife
Talking about his personal life, he is a happily married man. He has married to a fashion model Ramatu Ujiri. No information on their dating history or first meeting. The couple together has welcomed two children who have Canadian citizens. Additionally, he revealed that he holds Canadian citizenship and has a valid Canadian passport.
Caption: Masai Ujiri and wife Ramatu Ujiri.
Masai Ujiri: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The athlete has made a hefty amount of money from his career as a basketball player. As of 2020, he had retired from his career play and continues his duty as a professional basketball executive. Also, he is the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. Therefore, according to sources, he has a net worth estimated at around $5 million.
He has an unverified Instagram account @inmuwetrust_ with more than one thousand. It seems that he does not possess any accounts on other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Masai Ujiri: Body Measurements
The former player as an athletic and fit body that stands to a height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters. Other than, he has not provided information on his body weight and measurements. He has black eyes color with black hair color.