The Knicks are expected to hire former Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas as a consultant, Marc Stein reports in a Substack story.
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 Sachin Gupta, who replaced him as the club’s head of basketball operations.
According to Stein, Rosas is close with Knicks president of basketball operations Leon Rose. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic tweets that Rosas also has a long history with CAA, the player agency Rose worked for before he joined the Knicks.
Rosas, who was a top lieutenant in the Rockets’ front office before he was hired by Minnesota in 2019, was spotted at Tuesday’s game between the Nuggets and Knicks chatting before the game with other executives, notes Mike Singer of The Denver Post (Twitter link).