COMMENTARY | The Toronto Raptors announced this afternoon that Bobby Webster would be the club's Vice President, Basketball Management & Strategy.
It's an impressive addition because Webster has worked for the NBA league office in New York for the past seven seasons, most recently in the role of Associate Director, Salary Cap Management.
Masai Ujiri has quite the mess to clean up in regards to clearing up Toronto's salary cap situation so adding someone like Webster appears to be a brilliant hire.
"I am delighted to have Bobby join our basketball operations team," Masai Ujiri raved to the media via a press release. "His skill set will be valuable in a number of areas, and his experience and knowledge of the CBA and its complexities from a League level will be a great asset to the organization."
According to the press release I was sent, Webster was part of the NBA league office team that worked with the NBA Labor Relations Committee to negotiate the most recent CBA with the National Basketball Players Association. He has also advised front office personnel from all 30 teams on CBA matters related to salary cap and luxury tax planning, player contract negotiations and trade proposals.
In regards to his role with the Raptors, his current job description indicates that Webster "will provide his CBA expertise and take on expanded duties that include scouting, player personnel and roster management."
Ryan McNeill lives in Toronto and has been covering the Toronto Raptors with media passes since the 2007-08 season. You can follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
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