Gersson Rosas Rumors
Owner Glen Taylor, along with new limited partners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez, told Gupta when he took over for the fired Gersson Rosas before training camp that they would evaluate him over the course of the season before making a decision on what they would do at the top of the basketball operations department. In the meantime, Gupta has been empowered to run the front office how he sees fit, league sources told The Athletic, and he has started to reshape the staff as the Wolves prepare to convene with the rest of the league in Chicago next week for the NBA Draft Combine.
During pregame warmups, Rosas walked in and sat courtside, watching many of the players he drafted, traded for and signed. A number of players, including Beverley and Josh Okogie, and staff, including offensive coordinator Pablo Prigioni and player development coach Chris Hines, greeted Rosas warmly, sharing hugs and smiles. Others within the team were quietly dumbfounded at the boldness. The Timberwolves weren’t the only ones surprised to see Rosas. Several members of the Mavericks organization remarked about the irony of his decision to return to Target Center when the Wolves were facing the team that hired Rosas as GM in 2013 but parted ways with him after only three months because both sides quickly determined it was a bad fit.
The New York Knicks are expected to hire former Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas as a consultant, league sources say. Rosas, 43, was abruptly fired by the Timberwolves just days before the start of the season amid organizational concerns about a fraying relationship with fellow front-office executive Sachin Gupta and the discovery of a consensual romantic relationship between Rosas and another team employee. Gupta was subsequently installed as the new head of Minnesota’s front office.