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TFD: Dallas exec lasted about as long with the Mavs as Fran Foley did with the Vikings

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • October 29, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Well here's something you don't read every day. Per Marc Stein from ESPN.com:

The brief tenure of Gersson Rosas in the Dallas Mavericks' front office is over.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that the Mavericks and Rosas parted company Tuesday, the eve of Dallas' season opener against the Atlanta Hawks and just more than three months after Rosas was hired away from the Houston Rockets' front office.

Sources briefed on the situation told ESPN.com that the abrupt parting was triggered by the fact that Rosas -- hired by the Mavericks to work in support of longtime president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson -- wanted to be "in charge" of basketball operations. Concerns about how Rosas would fit into the Mavericks' front-office structure in a supplementary role to Nelson, sources said, surfaced almost immediately after Rosas' arrival in late July.

You'll also recall that Fran Foley, one-third of the triangle of authority with the Vikings for a brief spell in 2005, also lasted about three months.

This is not a compliment to Rosas.

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