SJ - September 23, 2021
On Wednesday the Timberwolves made what was considered a surprising move. They parted ways with president of basketball operations Gerssan Rosas.
It turns out he was having an extramarital affair with a married staffer. The two were reportedly seen kissing in a suite during a Minnesota United FC game last Saturday.
From Bleacher Report:
The reason for Rosas' sudden departure is not due to the increasing level of pressure the front office has felt in terms of pushing Minnesota closer to the postseason, which the Timberwolves have only reached once in the last 17 seasons. Multiple team sources told B/R that Rosas was dismissed from his post with Minnesota only after ownership learned in recent days of a consensual extramarital affair between Rosas and a female Timberwolves staffer, who also parted ways with the franchise on Wednesday. The Athletic first reported Rosas' intimate relationship. Minnesota did not respond to B/R's request for official comment.
Ownership was made aware of Rosas' transgressions with the staffer when team officials were provided with photographic evidence of their connection, sources said. It seems few if any in Minnesota and around the league had general knowledge of Rosas' relationship until Wednesday, when the news quickly spread throughout the organization, and to rival team personnel, like wildfire.
Rosas and the woman, each of whom is married, were seen kissing in a suite during a Minnesota United FC game last Saturday at Allianz Field, sources said. The soccer club was told to reserve luxury seating for several Timberwolves players and personnel, including assistant coach Pablo Prigioni. Two seats were filled by Rosas and the staffer.
Imagine being Rosas. He had to go home yesterday and explain to his wife that he got fired from his well paying job for cheating on her. And you thought you were having a bad week.
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