MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday they have parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor released the following statement:
"Today, the Minnesota Timberwolves 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."
Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns went to social media shortly after the team announced the news.
Rosas was hired to take over the Wolves' front office in May of 2019. He orchestrated a massive roster overhaul before the NBA trade deadline in February of 2020 that sent Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors, and brought D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota.
Last year, Rosas dismissed Ryan Saunders as head coach after a 7-24 start, and within hours Chris Finch was named as his replacement to be the permanent head coach. The Timberwolves went 42-94 with Rosas in charge of the front office. The Wolves did not have a pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, and the team most recently brought in Patrick Beverley for point guard depth behind Russell, and signed Argentinian star LeAndro Bolmaro.
Taylor confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Sachin Gupta will be the interim president of basketball operations.
"Given the leadership changes announced earlier today, Sachin Gupta will assume basketball operations oversight while remaining Timberwolves Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. We are committed to staying aligned to achieve our short-term goals and reach our long-term vision," Taylor said.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Sachin Gupta has been named the interim president of basketball operations.
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