Timberwolves Dismiss PoBO Gersson Rosas

Photo: Dane Mizutani – Pioneer Press

The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to gather for training camp 2021, in just six days. But this franchise of dysfunction wouldn’t let the start of a new season stop its run of incompetence. So in a shocking move on Wednesday afternoon, Gersson Rosas was dismissed from his duties as President of Basketball Operations.

The story was broken by The Athletic and has been corroborated from every other outlet since. Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Sachin Gupta, will take over as interim PoBO.

What happened?

We aren’t yet sure what straw broke the camel’s back or what exactly sent Rosas packing. But local insiders on Twitter are unsurprised, apparently. They say the palpable dysfunction within the Minnesota Timberwolves front office was pretty well-known.

Outside of Darren Wolfson (KSTP) reporting on his “The Scoop” podcast that “things aren’t Kumbaya” at Mayo Clinic Square, there was little reported about a dangerous level of friction between Glen Taylor and Gersson Rosas. KAT’s obviously shocked like we are.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan