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Raptors sign GM Bobby Webster to multi-year extension

The Toronto Raptors have signed general manager Bobby Webster to a multi-year contract extension, the team informed on Thursday.

The extension for Webster has been in the works for some time, as president Masai Ujiri has discussed progress on a new deal with the team’s GM on multiple occasions since the end of the Raptors’ 2019-20 campaign in the NBA bubble.

“I think everyone knows what Bobby brings to our organization: intelligence, poise, and creativity,” Ujiri said in a team statement. “I’m very pleased that our team will continue to benefit from his many skills for seasons to come.”

Webster, 36, has been Raptors general manager since June 2017 after taking over following Jeff Weltman’s move to the Orlando Magic as team president.

During his time in the role, Webster has overseen the acquisition of Kawhi Leonard and the team’s subsequent title run in 2019, as well as the signing of both Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet to new contracts.

Webster has also held the title of Raptors assistant general manager and vice president, basketball management and strategy.

“It’s great to be able to continue the work of building the next Raptor championship team – a goal which is part of our organizational DNA,” Webster said, who has been a part of the Raptors front office since 2013.

With Webster’s extension protected and head coach Nick Nurse also signed to a new deal, the Raptors’ most pressing contract situation is that of Ujiri, who is in the final year of his current deal. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there’s “certainly expected to be more conversation with team ownership on Ujiri’s future.”

The Raptors will next face off versus the Brooklyn Nets Friday night at Barclays Center.

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