Wizards Interviewing Ferry, Rosas For Front Office Job

Former Pelicans interim GM Danny Ferry and current Rockets executive vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas will be the first candidate to meet with the Wizards about the team’s top front office job. According to Fred Katz of The Athletic, Rosas is currently in Washington to interview with the club, while Candace Buckner of The Washington Post tweets that Ferry met with the Wizards today.

Rosas has been a popular target in recent years for teams with openings at the top of their basketball operations departments, having already been linked to the Pelicans’ and Timberwolves’ jobs this spring. New Orleans went with David Griffin, but a source tells Katz that Rosas is still very much in the mix for Minnesota’s president of basketball operations position.

A longtime member of one of the NBA’s most analytically driven front offices, Rosas could be a good fit for the Wizards. As Katz points out, owner Ted Leonsis has indicated that he’d prefer Ernie Grunfeld‘s replacement to place an emphasis on data and analytics.

As for Ferry, he has previous experience running a front office in Cleveland and Atlanta, and re-assumed that role in New Orleans after Dell Demps‘ ouster during the 2018/19 season.

According to Katz, Mike Forde, an outside consultant, is helping the Wizards with their search after previously assisting the Pelicans. Rosas and Perry were both part of the Pelicans’ process, and other executives that showed up on New Orleans’ list – such as Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon and Warriors assistant GM Larry Harris – could also be of interest to the Wizards.

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5 thoughts on “Wizards Interviewing Ferry, Rosas For Front Office Job

  1. davengmusic

    man…if Danny ferry is one of the top people they’re looking at, Rosas is as good as gone from Houston. They’re fools if they don’t hire Rosas

  2. Stoop Down Low

    They should take Trajan Langdon, another Dukie, rather than Danny, who is kind of old news at this point in the world of basketball. Langdon is a huge analytics guy and expert in global basketball.

    • x%sure

      As a Cavs fan during Ferry’s years there, I have to agree with your spellchecker. There are better ex-Cavs out there, even with Griffin taken. And Rosas would give Leonsis some PC points in the capital of P if not of C!

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