After a brief 3 month stay as General Manager of the Dallas Mavericks, Gersson Rosas is returning to the Houston Rockets organization as Vice President of Basketball Operations. Rosas spent nine years in his first stint in Houston before leaving the organization in July.
Y! Sources: After brief stay as Dallas GM, Gersson Rosas returning to Houston as Executive VP of Basketball Ops. http://t.co/QjL97qnVig
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Rosas took the GM position in Dallas in what he thought would be an opportunity to work alongside owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson; however, it became apparent that he was not happy with his role and the direction that the organization was heading towards. Rosas spoke about his decision to resign with the Mavericks on Oct. 29:
“I made the personal decision to resign as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks after determining that the position was not the best fit for me at this point in my career. The decision was made solely by me, as I firmly believe this change is in my best interest. Mark Cuban asked me to reconsider my decision, but graciously accepted my decision and we part as friends. I would like to thank Mark and the Dallas Mavericks for the opportunity.”
Rosas played a big part in implementing the use of analytics into the Rockets’ organization, and will now share the title with his successor, Gianluca Pascucci.