Dallas Mavericks hire new general manager
In one offseason, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has lost his two top assistants.
On Monday, Houston’s executive vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas reached a deal to become the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, a person familiar with the move told USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until an official announcement is made.
Longtime Mavericks executive Donnie Nelson will relinquish his role as GM and remain president of basketball operations. Rosas will report to Nelson.
Earlier this summer, Sam Hinkie left his job as Houston’s executive vice president of basketball operations to become the general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. Morey has cultivated a strong front office, and other teams recognized that by hiring Rosas and Hinkie.
Rosas spent the summer helping Morey land free-agent center Dwight Howard then spent time at the NBA’s Summer League scouting players. As part of his role as executive vice president in Houston, he was also the general manager of the D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, who have won two titles in the past four seasons.
Rosas, who was born in Bogota, Colombia, is the NBA’s top-ranked Hispanic front-office executive in basketball operations, according to the Rockets. Prior to his role as executive vice president of basketball ops, Rosas served as Houston’s director of player personnel, director of scouting, and video coordinator.
Yahoo Sports first reported the move.