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The Knicks’ determination to hire former Minnesota Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas as a front-office advisor raised some eyebrows throughout the NBA.
Rosas, who grew to become the primary Latino to carry a prime NBA govt position when he was tabbed by the Wolves to steer their entrance workplace in 2019, was fired by Minnesota’s new administration group — led, partially, by Alex Rodriguez — days earlier than coaching camp in late September.
A report in The Athletic detailed Rosas’ “dysfunctional” tenure, the place tensions ran excessive all through the Wolves entrance workplace and rival executives and brokers complained about the best way he handled individuals and negotiations. Rosas had a falling-out final summer time with analytics director Sachin Gupta (they beforehand labored collectively underneath Daryl Morey with the Rockets), and carried out what was described as a consensual affair with a workers member that made many within the group uncomfortable.
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