The Alameda County Sheriff's office confirmed on Friday it is investigating Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri on suspicion of misdemeanor battery on a police officer.
Leonsis, Wojnarowski writes, could let Ujiri run the Wizards' basketball operations but also take on a leadership role with Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the company that oversees both the Wiz and Washington's National Hockey League franchise.More news: Gatland to lead Lions for third time in South Africa
Ujiri's vision and team building helped deliver the Raptors their first National Basketball Association title on Thursday night, beating the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in six games.
The Wizards, meanwhile, have interviewed two candidates for the job: Oklahoma City executive Troy Weaver and former Atlanta and Cleveland GM Danny Ferry. Ujiri's vision and decision-making paved the way for the franchise's first championship.More news: At White House, Kardashian promotes prisoner reentry effort
Washington has been waiting on Ujiri since mid-May and did not want to make an official run at him until the Raptors' playoff run ended.
Raptors ownership, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, is loaded with revenue and could certainly increase Ujiri's salary, which is somewhere in the $6 million to $7 million range now, according to sources. Will he say yes to the offer or will he stay with the Raptors and gun for another title?More news: 2nd Ebola patient dies in Uganda, health ministry says
Many have tried. But the Raptors succeeded in booting off the powerhouse Warriors.