In a shocking move, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday the firing of President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Gersson Rosas.
In a statement released on the team's public relations department Twitter, Glen Taylor said:
“Today, the Minnesota Timberwovles parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. As an organization, we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud of.”
The moves come a little under a week before training camp starts.
According to Star Tribune Timberwolves writer Chris Hine, there has been a riff between the rest of the organization and Rosas for some time and that this move isn't a surprise.
On Thursday, WCCO Radio's Mike Max said Rosas' performance had beben under evaluation by incoming owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez, who were well aware of the problems brewing around Rosas.
"They were well informed of Gersson Rosas and were probably less than impressed his body of work," he told WCCO Radio's Steve Simpson during the WCCO Radio Morning News.
Max added that a reported consensual romantic relationship with another Timberwolves employee likely sped up the firing process.
"Even without his internal problems, he was probably not going to survive the job based on what brought to the table as a basketball person," he said. "He really hadn't done anything that indicated that he was the guy."
Timberwolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns tweeted this out shortly after the announcement
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