First, Sam Hinkie left the Houston Rockets as executive vice president of basketball operations to become the Philadelphia 76ers general manager, and now, Daryl Morey will lose another top assistant. Gersson Rosas, who took over for Hinkie as executive VP will now leave the Rockets to become the Dallas Mavericks new general manager.
Rosas was pivotal in helping Morey land free-agent center Dwight Howard and spent part of the summer at the NBA’s Summer League scouting players. As part of his role as executive vice president in Houston, he was also the general manager of the D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, who have won two titles in the past four seasons.
During his time with the Rockets, Rosas has served as director of player personnel, director of scouting, and video coordinator. Rosas was born in Colombia and is the NBA’s top-ranked Hispanic front-office executive in basketball operations, according to the Rockets. Prior to his role as executive vice president of basketball ops, Rosas served as Houston’s director of player personnel, director of scouting, and video coordinator.
Rosas will have full reigns to the Mavericks roster as longtime general manager Donnie Nelson will step from the position, but remains as the president of basketball operations.