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TORONTO - Masai Ujiri could not hide his emotion when he was introduced as the incoming president of basketball operations and general manager of the Toronto Raptors Tuesday morning. Clyde Drexler Rockets Jersey . Ujiri, 42, met with local media at the Air Canada Centre for the first time since accepting the job four days prior. The NBAs reigning Executive of the Year, formerly with the Denver Nuggets, was at a loss for words facing the realization that hell be returning to Toronto, where he spent time as director of global scouting and assistant GM from 2007-10. "Im overwhelmed," said Ujiri. "I dont even know where to start. I dont have anything written guys, Im going to speak straight from the heart." "Im home. I came home." Sitting to the left of Tim Leiweke, new president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Ujiri expressed humility and gratitude to be given the opportunity to head up basketball operations in a city he is passionate for but didnt hide from the challenge that is now in front of him. Mired in a five-year playoff drought, the longest in franchise history, the Raptors have failed to live up to recent expectations while struggling to achieve a consistent level of respectability throughout their existence. "Why cant I change it," asked Ujiri, the fifth GM in the franchises embattled 18-year history. "Its our job. Its our job to make it better, its our job to make it good, its our job to create a winning environment and thats why Im here." Leiweke has pursued Ujiri aggressively since the Nuggets granted Toronto permission to meet with their top executive late last month. Terms have not been disclosed but the deal is reported to be in the neighbourhood of $15 million over five years. "This is not an organization that wants to make the playoffs, this is an organization that would like to win championships," Leiweke said. "We understood that we needed fresh new thinking, dynamic thinking and leadership in order to get us to where we want to go to and we clearly understood that we have not had the success that the owners, the fans or this team deserves and so we set our sights on bringing in a new leader, a new chemistry and culture for the organization." "When we set our sights, we decided to set our sights high." Ujiri remained tight-lipped in regards to philosophy and player personnel, speaking generally about the organizations goal to build the right way and choosing not to discuss specifics until he has a staff in place. Ed Stefanski, former executive vice president, was relieved of his duties on Saturday along with a number of scouts and several others will be evaluated by Ujiri in the coming days. Head coach Dwane Casey is under contract for one more season and is expected to be kept on, pending further conversation with Ujiri to get on the same page. The elephant in the room was the team president, who was not in the room. According to Leiweke, Bryan Colangelo -- who was stripped of the GM title but kept on in the role of president last month -- was present in Toronto and met with Ujiri this morning, but was not asked to join the two executives on stage. "This was not meant to send a message," Leiweke insisted. "I know theres a lot of controversy and a lot of opinions out there about our reporting structure but theres no confusion from within, this is simple. [Colangelos] going to be there to advise and give input when Masai asks for it." Ujiri thanked Colangelo, one of his mentors, for bringing him to Toronto and giving him an opportunity back in 2007 but firmly denied the prospect of a power struggle with his former boss. "Theres no issue with Bryan Colangelo [and I]," Ujiri said. "Theres no issue. None whatsoever." "Im on the [hot] seat now and Ill take Bryans input when I feel its necessary," he continued. "At the end of the day, Im going to put my staff together and were going to figure this all out collectively but my decisions, like Tim said, basketball decisions are going to be my decisions." James Harden Jersey . Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. side, put it all into perspective. "We know whos in charge," he said. Charles Barkley Jersey . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. http:///...orry-Rockets-Jersey/ . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. The Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No. 23 Florida likely will be without quarterback Luke Del Rio against Southeastern Conference rival and 15th-ranked Tennessee next week.Del Rio injured his left knee in a 32-0 victory against North Texas on Saturday night, a huge setback for the Gators and their championship hopes.It doesnt look great, so well do whatever, said coach Jim McElwain, adding that former Purdue starter Austin Appleby would be the next guy up. Somebody else will play and well get some guys ready and move forward and get ready to go play next week.The injury overshadowed a dominant performance by Floridas defense, which allowed a school-record 53 yards on 50 plays. The previous mark was 59 yards allowed against Western Carolina in 2006.Defensive lineman Joshua Wheeler hit Del Rio low at the end of incomplete pass late in the third quarter, drawing a personal-foul penalty. Trainers and coach Jim McElwain rushed to the field as Del Rio ripped off his helmet. Del Rio eventually got up and walked to the locker room without any assistance.But that was hardly the end of it for Florida (3-0). McElwain, who clearly believed Wheelers hit was dirty, started yelling at the North Texas (1-2) sideline and had to be restrained by officials and then his players.When you see something like that, its my responsibility when their parents arent here to be their parents, McElwain said. I care about these kids. Theyre mine. I see something like that, it aint right.Both teams responded to McElwains tirade by stepping onto the field and moving toward the hash marks.He was trying to make a play and didnt mean to do it, North Texas coach Seth Littrell said. We are not trying to take cheap shots here.On the next play, Florida guard Martez Ivey was ejected for grabbing linebacker Fred Scott by the facemask during a run. Ivey will not be suspended for the first half of next weeks game against the Volunteers.It got a little gritty after that went down, Florida left tackle David Sharpe said.Del Rio completed 14 of 25 passes for 186 yards, with an interception.THE TAKEAWAYNorth Texas: Littrell, a former offensive assistant at Arizona, Indiana and North Carolina, is trying to change the culture at North Texas. Playing the Gators tough early -- the score was 19-0 through three quuarters -- was a good start and something to build on in Littrells first season. Hakeem Olajuwon Jersey. Florida: The tune-up games are over. While handling UMass, Kentucky and North Texas, Floridas defense was dominant and its offense remains a work in progress -- especially without Del Rio. It remains to be seen how the Gators young and inexperienced offensive line will fare against the meat of the schedule.APPLEBYS TIMEAppleby started 11 games the last two years for the Boilermakers, leaving Purdue after 19 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. As a graduate transfer, he was eligible to play right away. You dont ever want to be somebodys caddie, Appleby said. You want the ball in your hands.McElwain said freshmen Kyle Trask and Feleipe Franks also may have to get ready to play.FOURTH-DOWN FAILURESFlorida could have scored more but got stopped on fourth-and-2 plays inside the 10-yard line. Mark Thompson was stuffed for no gain from the 5 in the first quarter, and Del Rio threw incomplete from the 8 in the second. The Gators are now 0 for 3 on fourth-down tries inside the 10 this season.NO CALLAWAYFlorida played without sophomore receiver Antonio Callaway, who missed the game because of bruised quadriceps. Callaway entered the game leading the Gators with 13 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns. He is expected to play against Tennessee. The Gators got senior receiver Chris Thompson back, and he proved to be another deep threat. Thompson was suspended the first two games.POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida should remain at or near No. 23 , making next weeks game at Tennessee the second in eight years in which both rivals were ranked. They also were both ranked in 2012. The Gators, who have won 11 in a row in the series, and Volunteers were both unranked the previous two meetings.UP NEXTNorth Texas: Opens Conference USA play at Rice (0-3). The Mean Green are 2-4 all-time against the Owls.Florida: Plays the Volunteers (3-0) for the 27th consecutive year. 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