The Dominican expressed his bewilderment on Twitter after the team announced that it had decided to take different paths with the one who was the highest authority in the Operations Department
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday afternoon that they had decided to terminate the employment relationship between the team and the president of basketball operations, Gersson Rosas.
According to the statement from the owner of the Twolves as well as Minnesota Lynx, Glen Taylor, they expressed that “as an organization, they remain committed to building a winning team that the fans and the city can be proud of.”
The new team owners are not expected, Marc lore and Alex Rodriguez, take control of decisions until at least the end of the 2022-23 season based on the franchise sales agreement.
The Dominican center and main figure of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns, He expressed his surprise with the move, in his social networks with a “wtf …” (which in Spanish could be interpreted as “what the hell …”.
– Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) September 22, 2021
The departure of Rosas comes a few days before the start of training and less than a month before the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season.
Rosas, who has been part of the Timberwolves since 2019, is Latino and like Towns and Rodríguez, which could be interpreted as a bond that strengthens the relationships between the player, operations and the owners.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski informed that according to his sources, Sachin Gupta (executive vice president) will be promoted temporarily as the head of the Team Operations Department.
According to reports from the Minnesota Star Tribune, there has been discord between Rosas and the rest of the executive positions in recent months, and the team decided to take action as soon as possible.
However, according to a report by ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne, the now former President of Operations, was on Wednesday morning holding meetings in the team’s office and gym.
In recent days Karl Towns has been seen enjoying the holidays with his partner Jordyn Woods, while preparing for the new season.
The Timberwolves were the third worst team in the Western Conference last season and in the 2017-18 season was their last appearance in the Playoffs, falling in the first round to the Houston Rockets and had 42 wins and 94 losses since Rosas joined the organization.