With training camp a week away — and important decisions looming — the Knicks promoted Gersson Rosas to senior vice president of basketball operations on Monday, a league source confirmed.
The promotion puts Rosas in line behind team president Leon Rose and executive vice president and senior basketball adviser William Wesley.
Rosas previously served as an executive for the Houston Rockets for 16 years — with a brief turn as the general manager of the Dallas Mavericks in 2013 — and then served as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves for two years. After being let go by the Timberwolves, he joined the Knicks as a consultant midway through the 2021-22 season.
His promotion comes after the team parted ways with general manager Scott Perry, whose contract expired this summer after he spent six seasons with the team.
Rosas already was deeply involved in team decisions, and the first big decision facing the Knicks' front office is what to do about a contract extension for Immanuel Quickley. After finishing second in the voting for NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Quickley is eligible for an extension until Oct. 23. If they don’t reach an agreement, he will become a restricted free agent next summer.