Masai Ujiri was asked about the potential interest from the Los Angeles Lakers in interviewing Nick Nurse for their head coaching position. Nurse has been head coach of the Toronto Raptors in 2018 and has become one of the league's most highly regarded coaches.

“No team has contacted me, and I see all the stuff you see,” Ujiri said when asked whether any team had requested permission to speak to the Raptors about their head-coaching vacancies. “I dream like they dream. I want (Lionel) Messi. I want (Cristiano) Ronaldo. I want Kobe Bryant. So they can keep dreaming. I dream, too.”

Nurse signed an extension in 2020 and has said he's focused on coaching the Raptors.

The Lakers are searching for a replacement for Frank Vogel.