Timberwolves Abruptly Part Ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas

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Timberwolves Abruptly Part Ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas

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In a surprising move this afternoon, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced via Twitter that they have decided to part ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas.

Rosas has only been with the team since 2019 and has arguably done a solid job leading the franchise in the right direction. In fact, the move even blindsided the franchise’s star player, Karl-Anthony Towns, this afternoon.

And, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Towns wasn’t the only player or member of the organization blindsided by the move, as Rosas still held meetings and was even in the gym earlier this morning.

Awwwkwaaaard.

Timberwolves beat writer (and former Chicago Blackhawks beat writer) Chris Hine took to Twitter to provide a bit of insight into the puzzling decision.

According to Hine, “there has building discord” throughout the Timberwolves front office, and rather than let that discord linger into the regular season, which is set to tip-off on October 19th, ownership decided to pull the plug on Rosas’ tenure with Minnesota before training camp opens next week.

This afternoon, Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report reported that Philadelphia 76ers GM and former Chicago Bulls first overall selection in the 1999 NBA Draft, Elton Brand, is a candidate of interest for Timberwolves owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez.

We’ll have to see if more developments offer some clarity on this decision. Making such a drastic change right at the end of the offseason feels pretty ill-advised, especially if this has been on the minds of ownership for a little while now. Not to mention, the T-Wolves have been thrown around as a possible suitor for the 76ers’ Ben Simmons (who has no plans of playing for Philly again). Does this take them out of the running?

Anyway, if KAT needs a new home, I know a certain former teammate who is in store for quite the breakout! 

 



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.