Gersson Rosas was promoted Wednesday to Rockets director of player personnel, succeeding Dean Cooper, who left the team last month to join the coaching staff of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rosas, a University of Houston graduate and former graduate assistant coach with the Cougars, will be starting his fifth season with the Rockets.
He was elevated to director of scouting last season after three seasons as the team’s personnel video coordinator/personnel scout.
The Rockets also announced the hiring of Arturas Karnisovas as director of global scouting and international affairs. Karnisovas, a former European player of the year after his college career at Seton Hall, played professionally in Italy, Greece, Spain and France and was a two-time Olympic bronze medalist for Lithuania.
Sept. 4, 2008
I have no idea if these guys are any good. We'll see soon enough if they can mine a gem for the backup point guard and center spots.