Minnesota Timberwolves Fire President of Basketball Operations

In an unusual move for a long-suffering franchise, the Minnesota Timberwolves fired President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday - less than two weeks prior to the start of the pre-season. 

Minnesota has only made the playoffs once in the last seventeen years, has finished last in their division in nine of the last twelve seasons and has gone through seven head coaches in the same time frame. Needless to say, the decision was questioned by their franchise player Karl-Anthony Towns. 

Later in the day, the Timberwolves promoted Executive Vice President Sachin Gupta to President of Basketball Operations. Sachin is a former ESPN employee created ESPN's NBA Trade Machine, and has degrees from MIT and Stanford. 

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