Report: Timberwolves hire Gersson Rosas from Rockets as president of basketball operations

Gersson Rosas will run the Minnesota Timberwolves front office. (Getty)
Gersson Rosas will run the Minnesota Timberwolves front office. (Getty)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached agreement with Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas to become their president of basketball operations, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Except for a brief stint as the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, Rosas has spent the last 16 seasons in the Rockets front office, the last five as the executive vice president of basketball operations.

Brief general manager experience

He accepted the Mavericks general manager job in 2013 before resigning three months into his tenure, not comfortable with his role in Dallas, where he sought more control.

A valued member of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s team, Houston brought Rosas back into the fold after he stepped down from his role in Dallas.

Popular candidate

Rosas was reportedly a candidate to lead the Washington Wizards front office after the team fired longtime president of basketball operation Ernie Grunfeld. He has also recently interviewed for general manager openings with the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans.

Rosas has experience scouting on the domestic and international front, and is an international player personnel scout for USA Basketball.

His hiring by the Timberwolves points to an analytics-based approach to team building in Minnesota.

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