Gersson Rosas returns to Rockets as executive VP of basketball operations

After resigning three months into his tenure as the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks, Gersson Rosas is returning to the Houston Rockets as executive vice president of basketball operations, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Rosas, 35, had spent nine successful years working his way to the top of Houston's front office before accepting the GM job with the Mavericks in July.

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After working with owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson through the summer, Rosas became uncomfortable with his role and ultimately parted ways with the organization.

The Rockets had worked hard to try to keep Rosas while he was contemplating the Mavericks' offer, and Houston owner Les Alexander and GM Daryl Morey were eager to bring him back to the franchise. Rosas had played a major role in procuring the talent that re-established the Rockets as championship contenders.

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Rosas will share the executive VP title with Gianluca Pascucci and share in the oversight of the Rockets' player personnel and scouting.

After a high school and college coaching career, Rosas joined the Rockets as a video coordinator and worked his way up through the scouting ranks. As GM of the Rockets' D-League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley, Rosas won two championships and reached the D-League Finals in three of four years.