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Mavericks To Hire Gersson Rosas As GM

After trading an international prospect's rights to a division rival earlier today, the Mavericks have evened the scales by hiring an executive away from another Southwest team. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Mavs have reached an agreement with Rockets VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas that will make him Dallas' new general manager.

With owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson still in place in the Mavericks front office, Rosas won't have the final say on basketball decisions. However, Wojnarowski writes that the 35-year-old "will be given significant latitude to shape the direction of the franchise's pro and college personnel departments, free agency and scouting."

Rosas has spent the last nine years with the Rockets, steadily rising through the organization during that stretch. He has also served as the GM for Houston's D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, helping to lead the squad to a pair of D-League titles in recent years. Rosas was reportedly in the mix for the Nuggets' general manager job before Denver hired Tim Connelly.

This is the second time this offseason a Rockets executive has left Houston to assume a GM job with another franchise. Former assistant GM Sam Hinkie is now in control of the Sixers' basketball operations.

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