Gersson Rosas enters his first season as President of Basketball Operations after being hired by the Timberwolves on May 3, 2019. Rosas is responsible for all decisions within the Timberwolves basketball department.
A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, Rosas was recently named to the NBA’s Global Inclusion Council. This committee is comprised of senior leaders from the league office and teams and provides strategic guidance, establishes benchmarks, reviews policies and serves as a catalyst for diversity and inclusion efforts league wide.
Rosas spent 17 seasons with the Houston Rockets, including the last five seasons as executive vice president of basketball operations. In that position, Rosas assisted Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey in all basketball operations of the franchise and was responsible for team building and player personnel matters, including leading the organization’s efforts in evaluating draft prospects, free agents and potential trade targets. In addition, Rosas oversaw domestic and international scouting, while also assisting in the coordination of the team’s player development program.
Rosas served as the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks in the summer of 2013, becoming the first Latino GM in the history of the NBA, before returning to Houston. Rosas takes great pride in his Latino heritage and has made it a personal mission to create more opportunities for Latinos to follow in his footsteps. This past September, Rosas received the La Familia Latino Heritage Award for his role in promoting, supporting and contributing to the Latino community in Minnesota and throughout the nation.
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Rosas graduated cum laude from the University of Houston with a BBA and was recently recognized as a Distinguished SEI Alumnus at the Bauer College of Business. He is married to Susana and they are proud parents of twins, Grayson and Giana.