Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Just three months after he was hired away from the Houston Rockets front office, Gersson Rosas has resigned as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, saying the position was not the best fit for him.
“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 a statement released by the team.
Rosas was hired by the Mavericks in late July to work in support of longtime president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson. However, Rosas wanted greater share of control over Dallas’ basketball operations.
“The decision was made solely by me as I firmly believe this change is in my best interest,” he added.
Rosas said team owner Mark Cuban asked me to reconsider my decision, but graciously accepted his decision.
“We part as friends. I would like to thank Mark and the Dallas Mavericks for the opportunity,” he said.
The Mavericks hired Rosas to inject a new voice and fresh ideas in terms of scouting, analytics and recruitment to a front-office team spearheaded by Nelson and longtime executive Keith Grant.
The 35-year-old Rosas worked his way from an intern to executive vice president of basketball operations in Houston and was one of three members of the Rockets’ front office to be poached by other teams during the offseason.