Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced the promotion of Gersson Rosas to Vice President of Player Personnel.  Rosas, who is entering his sixth season with the organization, had served as the team’s Director of Player Personnel last season.

“Gersson has played a key role in our team’s success over the past few seasons and this expanded role is more representative of the impact he has had on our basketball operations,” said Morey.  “His superior decision making and leadership qualities are critical to our basketball operations department.  The rapid expansion of Gersson’s role and responsibilities over the past two seasons serves as a clear indication of his value to our basketball operations.”

In his new role, Rosas will be responsible for assisting Morey in all phases of the team’s basketball operations.  He will oversee the team’s player personnel matters including the evaluation of draft prospects, free agents and potential trade targets. In addition, he will supervise the Rockets’ domestic and international scouting departments, while also assisting in the coordination of the team’s Player Development program.

Prior to his present stint with the Rockets, Rosas was the head coach of the Global Games Prep USA Team during the summer of 2004. Rosas’ experience also includes work as a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball team at the University of Houston (2003-04), as an assistant coach on Westbury Christian’s High School state championship team (2002-03) and as a basketball coordinator for the Venezuelan Basketball Federation during the 2002 World Basketball Championships, which was the Venezuelan National Team that featured former Rockets guard Oscar Torres.

In addition, he has been an active participant in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program, the NBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program (2006-2009), including serving this past summer as the Americas Camp Director in Mexico City. Rosas also served as the director of college counselors at RBKU All American Camp (2007, 2008) and as a camp coach at the Reebok ABCD Camp (2006, 2007).