The Nets have become one of the biggest laughing stocks of the professional sports world. Their next general manager hire will be crucial towards turning around a team that sat atop the league for a good part of the 2000's.
The Houston Rockets' own Vice President of Operations Gersson Rosas is now a candidate for the Net's GM job based on the rebuilding the Rockets after the Yao Ming era. From Woj at Yahoo Sports:
Rosas played a prominent role in the Rockets' reshaping of the roster in the post-Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady era, when the franchise traded McGrady for multiple draft picks and built up the assets needed to acquire star James Harden via trade and lure Dwight Howard in free agency.
Rosas played a significant part in bringing Patrick Beverley from Europe as a free agent and drafting a future max-contract player, Chandler Parsons, with the 38th pick of the draft. During those years, Karnisovas was the Rockets' director of scouting.
Rosas has strong personal and working relationships with two potential coaching candidates, Jeff Van Gundy and Tom Thibodeau. Both coaches worked with Rosas in Houston.
If Rosas takes a promotion to GM in Brooklyn then the Rockets we'll have even more soul searching to do this summer.