DALLAS -- Well, that didn't last long.
According to ESPN, the Dallas Mavericks and general manager Gersson Rosas have decided to part ways. The surprising and abrupt move comes just 90 days after the Mavs hired Rosas away from the Houston Rockets.
At the time the Mavs hired Rosas, they were gushing about him being considered as one of young, rising superstar executives in the NBA. He also was the highest ranking Hispanic front office executive in the entire NBA.
Rosas had reported to Mavs president Donnie Nelson, who used to double as the Mavs' general manager before the team hired Rosas.
At the time Rosas, 35, was hired, coach Rick Carlisle said: “Donnie is a long-time admirer of Gersson’s work and has spoken frequently about his desire to one day bring him to the Mavs organization. I commend Donnie and (owner) Mark (Cuban) for being able to recruit him to Dallas.”
Rosas' departure is even more surprising since it comes on the day before the Mavs open the regular season at home against the Atlanta Hawks.
-- Dwain Price
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