I can’t see Ujiri giving up on this deep, talented regular season winner that he has created..not in the Toronto market where they are entertained sufficiently by winning and hanging ANY banner, even division titles.
I'm questioning whether it's actually true that the Toronto fanbase is going to continue to be entertained by this team when the team has been so thoroughly trounced year after year, regardless of its regular season performance.
I often think that us Boston fans tend to underestimate the extent to which other fanbases can find satisfaction in teams that are competitive and entertaining but that cannot contend for a title.
Nonetheless, I think even small market fanbases can get sick of watching the same core group achieve the same result after five or six years. Especially if that result involves the team consistently underperforming in the playoffs compared to the regular season.
Toronto LOVES Ujiri, hell all of Canada loves Ujiri.
The guy is a golden boy, and while he has no hardware to show for his work, he pretty much has carte blanche with that franchise and Canada’s team’s fan base, which is the whole country.
I can’t see him dismantling his work anytime soon, but if he’s taking notice of the new powers rising in the East, he may, OR he may think that the future is ours and the Sixers and think his best chance is this year or next year.
If Ujiri gets the Knicks job, I think they clean house. If not, I think Ujiri stays the course.