Gersson Rosas Rumors
The Nets will work hard to convince Marks to take the job, but three other candidates – including Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas, two-time NBA executive of the year Bryan Colangelo and Houston vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas – could still re-emerge in the process.
The Nets conducted interviews from Monday to Wednesday — and in addition to Colangelo, Karnisovas and Marks, that list is believed to have also included Houston Rockets vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, former Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry, Indiana Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard, former Cleveland Cavaliers GM Chris Grant and Brooklyn assistant GM Frank Zanin.
The Nets have sought and received permission to interview Gersson Rosas and Arturas Karnisovas, the No. 2’s in the Rockets and Nuggets front offices respectively, for the vacant GM job in Brooklyn. Both men have been identified as serious candidates for the job vacated by Billy King last month.
Earlier, the Nets received permission from Denver to talk with Karnisovas. Both Rosas and Karnisovas are under contract. So, the Nets had to seek permission to interview them. Most assistant GMs have an “out” in their contract permitting them to leave before the expiration of their deals. It’s not known if either has been interviewed. Rosas, 37, and Karnisovas, 44, were identified by Adrian Wojnarowski last week as among four serious candidates for the GM job. Bryan Colangelo and Danny Ferry were identified as the others.