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Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations axed

/ 04:08 PM September 23, 2021
President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas and Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves

President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas and Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFP

The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday in a surprise move that comes less than a month before the start of the 2021-2022 NBA season.

A brief statement from Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor confirmed the dismissal of Rosas, a 43-year-old Colombian who was hired by Minnesota in 2019 after spells with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.

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“Today the Minnesota Timberwolves parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas,” Taylor said in a statement.

“As an organisation we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud of.”

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The Timberwolves have posted losing records for the past two seasons, finishing 13th in the Western Conference in 2020-2021 with a 23-49 record, only a marginal improvement on their 19-45 finish in 2020.

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