The Timberwolves and president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas have parted ways, the team announced Wednesday.
"Today, the Minnesota Timberwolves parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas," owner Glen Taylor said in the statement. "As an organization, we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud of."
Before joining the Timberwolves in 2019, Rosas was part of the Rockets and briefly the Mavericks front offices. When the news broke, it appears that star center Karl-Anthony Towns was surprised by the move. He Tweeted "wtf" just minutes after the statement was released.
The Timberwolves are promoting executive vice president of basketball operations Sachin Gupta to interim head of operations, per The Athletic's Shams Charania and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Gupta is the first person of Indian-origin to run a basketball team. Minnesota will reportedly conduct a "broader" search for a permanent president, per ESPN.
Minnesota is 42–94 with Rosas serving as president of basketball operations. The Timberwolves last made the playoffs in 2018, losing in the first round. It's the team's only playoff appearance in the last 16 years.
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