The Wolves have hired Gersson Rosas as President of Basketball Operations.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are moving forward with plans to hire Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations, league sources tell me and @ShamsCharania— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 1, 2019
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.