Masai Ujiri is the president of basketball operations for the world-champion Toronto Raptors, and widely recognized as one of the leading executives in pro sports. Born in England and raised in Nigeria, Ujiri’s international background has empowered a unique perspective that has fueled his status as one of pioneers of the NBA’s globalization.
In this session, Ujiri will discuss his approaches to leadership and team-building and share lessons he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career as a player, international scout, and executive. He will discuss key themes such as talent acquisition, player development, and team culture. He will address the future and globalization of basketball, as the sport continues to rapidly expand around the globe into the 2020’s.
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