The Minnesota Timberwolves announced they have "parted ways" with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas.
Current majority owner Glen Taylor, in a brief statement released by the time, said of the move: "As an organization, we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud of.”
The change is effective immediately.
Rosas was hired by the Timberwolves in May of 2019 following the tumultuous tenure of former head coach and president Tom Thibodeau, who was fired midway through the 2018-19 season.
The 43-year-old Rosas was highly regarded, having spent 16 seasons with the Houston Rockets before joining Minnesota. He made quick work of retooling the Wolves, with only two players from prior to his hiring — Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie — still on the roster.
In 2013, Rosas spent three months as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, leaving after purported issues with other team executives.
The Timberwolves have not given a reason for Rosas' dismissal, nor has he provided a public comment. But beat writer Dane Moore suggests there was "dissension" in the team's front office.
The recent sale agreement, headlined by current minority owners Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, may have also played a role.
Towns, meanwhile, appeared to be caught off-guard by the news: