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Gersson Rosas out as Timberwolves' president of basketball ops

Field Level Media
23 Sep 2021, 06:05 GMT+10

The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas.

"Today, the Minnesota Timberwovles parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas," Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor said in a statement Wednesday. "As an organization, we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud of."

Shortly after news broke, All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns took to social media to presumably offer his thoughts on the news.

The Timberwolves, who posted a 23-49 record last season, are in the midst of change at the top. Alex Rodriguez and entrepreneur Marc Lore were named as the new part owners of the Timberwolves and the WNBA's Lynx in July.

Rosas was hired as Minnesota's president of basketball operations in May 2019 after a 16-year stint with the Houston Rockets, with whom he served his final five years as vice president of basketball operations. He also briefly served as the Dallas Mavericks' general manager in 2013.

The Timberwolves reportedly are a top suitor for Ben Simmons, a three-time All-Star guard with the Philadelphia 76ers.

ESPN reported Tuesday that Simmons will not report for the start of training camp next week and intends to never play another game for the 76ers.

--Field Level Media

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