The Dallas Mavericks have agreed a deal for Gersson Rosas to become their new general manager, Yahoo Sports have reported.
After negotiations took place between the Mavericks and the Houston Rockets for their vice president of basketball, it has been confirmed by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban that the Colombian will be joining them, ending his nine-year tenure with the Rockets.
But the 35-year-old will still report to Donnie Nelson, the Dallas president of basketball, and his appointment is seen as a step towards achieving long-term goals for the franchise to expand.
Cuban said to ESPN Dallas 103.3.FM’s Galloway and Company: “I went to Donnie and said, 'We need to get smarter as an organization and we need to really expand what we're doing.’
"We try to take pride in being one of the most technologically advanced teams in all of sports, not just the NBA, and to keep on pushing the envelope in directions that I wanted to go, we needed to not just add brainpower but organisational management and process power.
"I asked Donnie to go out there and find out who he thought would be the best person to do this, and he came back with Gersson's name."
Rosas was part of a similar development idea with the Rockets, as he helped re-shape their team in his time there, and he has been recruited by Cuban for his strong management skills.
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