Knicks Promote Gersson Rosas To Senior VP Of Basketball Operations

Knicks advisor Gersson Rosas has received a promotion, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that Rosas now holds the title of senior vice president of basketball operations.

The news was expected, as a couple of reports had indicated that Rosas could be in line for a promotion following the departure of former general manager Scott Perry this summer.

Rosas has plenty of experience as an executive. He spent 16 years in the Rockets’ front office, had a three-month stint as GM of the Mavericks, and was the Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations for two years.

Minnesota unexpectedly fired Rosas right before the start of the 2021 preseason, reportedly due in part to concerns about his consensual relationship with a staff member, as well as his deteriorating partnership with Wolves executive VP of basketball operations Sachin Gupta.

The Colombian-born Rosas, 45, has been active in New York’s front office for quite a while. For example, last year Rosas was reportedly the point of contact in Donovan Mitchell trade negotiations with the Jazz. Mitchell was ultimately dealt to Cleveland instead.

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