Apr 6, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 100-83. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Assistant GM Jeff Weltman Leaving for Similar Position in Toronto, According to Report

After four seasons in Milwaukee, Bucks assistant general manager Jeff Weltman is leaving the Bucks for a similar position with the Toronto Raptors, according to Peter Vecsey of the New York Post,

Toronto recently hired Masai Ujiri — this past season’s NBA Executive of the Year — away from the Denver Nuggets to be their general manager.

In recent years, Weltman has been an interviewee for the general managerial positions of both the Clippers and Suns (twice).

Weltman got his start with the  Clippers in 1998 as the video coordinator for the team. From 1994-2001 he was their Director of Player Personnel.

In 2002 he became the assistant general manager with the Denver Nuggets, where he stayed for five seasons. It was in that that position that he helped Ujiri get his first paying NBA job,

During that unpaid year Ujiri met Jeff Weltman, a young Nuggets executive. Weltman introduced Ujiri to GM Kiki Vandeweghe, who hired Ujiri on salary as an international scout. Ujiri would be hired away by Toronto’s Bryan Colangelo, and then hired back last year by the Nuggets as executive vice president in charge of basketball operations.

For the 2008-2009 season he worked alongside John Hammond in Detroit, and a year later the duo took charge of the Bucks .

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