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Wolves to Hire Gersson Rosas as President of Basketball Operations

They get a guy who has been part of the Rockets organizaion

The Wolves have hired Gersson Rosas as President of Basketball Operations.

Rosas has been a major part of the Houston Rockets front office for 16 years, with a brief timeout when he took, then left, the Mavericks GM position in 2013. He was also a candidate for the Washington Wizards GM opening, but apparently the Wolves have pounced and reached an agreement with Rosas.

This is terrific news in that it’s a real departure from past practices for the Wolves, and hopefully signals a new approach. Rosas has been a part of a very successful organization, and has been a vital part of Daryl Morey’s staff in Houston.

Although I was personally hoping for Trajan Langdon, Rosas was and is a terrific choice who will hopefully help bring best practices to the Wolves organization. If his work with the Rockets is any indication, expect to see a greater emphasis on data and analytics driving decision-making.

What happens with current GM Scott Layden and coach Ryan Saunders remains to be seen.

More to come on this in the coming days.