Gianluca Pascucci Rumors
The Timberwolves declined to pick up the option on assistant general manager Gianluca Pascucci’s contract for next season, league sources told The Athletic. Pascucci was one of Rosas’ top lieutenants and oversaw scouting for the draft and the team’s G League affiliate in Iowa. Gupta also hired Steve Senior away from the Memphis Grizzlies for a newly formed position in the front office, sources said. Senior will join the franchise as an assistant general manager in charge of player development. Senior comes from a well-regarded staff in Memphis and has ties to Gupta and Finch when they were all together in Houston. He was also on the New York Knicks staff when Wolves assistant coach Pablo Prigioni played there and has connections to several other Wolves staff members.
When it comes to where the Wolves are headed, Saunders said the team is in a great position with the Nos. 1, 17 and 33 picks in the NBA draft, which will be held on Nov. 18. But so far, they cannot do in-person workouts. “Can’t do any of that. It has been a lot of Zoom meetings and interviews and then just evaluating,” Saunders said. “We do a lot of work, and we have a number of people in this organization, [assistant general manager] Gianluca Pascucci, he does a lot of work with our draft. These guys are putting together a great plan and a great step-by-step process to what we’ll do.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the promotion of Emmanuel “Manny” Rohan to Assistant General Manager and announced that Assistant General Manager Gianluca Pascucci will have the added responsibilities of General Manager of the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s NBA G League affiliate. The team also added several basketball operations staff members, naming Saagar Sarin Personnel Scouting Coordinator, Bill Burgos Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Erin Sierer Assistant Athletic Trainer, Peter Warden Equipment Manager and Cory McCain Assistant Equipment Manager
The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired former Brooklyn Nets director of global scouting Gianluca Pascucci as their assistant general manager. The team made the announcement on Thursday. He’s the first significant front office hire under new president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. Pascucci will be involved in all player personnel matters and lead pro scouting efforts around the NBA, the G League and the international leagues.
NetsDaily: Milan sports report seems to suggest Gianluca Pascucci, Nets respected Director of Global Scouting, is in line for an executive role with AC Milano but also could replace Trajan Langdon as asst GM if Langdon leaves. Pascucci was Rockets VP for player personnel for four years.