DALLAS --In a statement released by the Dallas Mavericks, Gersson Rosas said he made the decision Tuesday to resign as the general manager of the Mavs.
“I made the personal decision to resign as General Manager of the Dallas Mavericks after determining that the position was not the best fit for me at this point in my career,” Rosas said in the statement. “The decision was made solely by me, as I firmly believe this change is in my best interest.”
The Mavs officially hired Rosas, 35, away from the Houston Rockets on Aug. 1. He was the highest ranking front office executive of Hispanic heritage in the NBA.
“(Owner) Mark Cuban asked me to reconsider my decision, but graciously accepted my decision and we part as friends,'' Rosas said. “I would like to thank Mark and the Dallas Mavericks for the opportunity.”
Cuban didn't want to see Rosas leave.
“I was disappointed when Gersson told me of his decision,'' Cuban said. "But I understand and all of us wish him the best.''
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