Gersson Rosas, who was a finalist to become the next assistant general manager of the San Antonio Spurs, has been elevated by the Houston Rockets to executive vice president of basketball operations.
For the past three years Rosas, who is heading into his ninth season with the Rockets, has been the club's vice president player personnel.
"It's exciting," Rosas said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "Being a local guy here in Houston and having come up the ranks, (owner) Leslie Alexander and (general manager) Daryl (Morey) have been very gracious to me, giving me an opportunity to grow within this organization.
"There's nothing like the feeling of coming in every morning knowing you're helping your hometown team reach that championship status. I'm excited and very gracious. I'm glad to stay at home and continue my career here with the Rockets."
The San Antonio Spurs were considering Rosas to become their next assistant general manager before hiring former Utah Jazz assistant coach Scott Layden.
Prior to being elevated to vice president player personnel three years ago, Rosas had been the Rockets' director of player personnel since 2008.
Before that he was the team's director of scouting for one year and he was the Rockets' personnel scout/video coordinator for three years.
Along with his duties with the Rockets, Rosas also serves as general manager of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets' affiliate in the NBA Development League.
"Duties and responsibilities grow just in terms of time and environment," Rosas said. "We obviously have a different team than what we had two or three years ago. We've got a younger team with more responsibility, lot more emphasis on development and personnel as we grow our team and develop our team, whether it's in terms of our players getting better or searching out for a high-level player.
"So more responsibility in that regard, but Daryl has always been a great person to work for and has given me a lot of responsibility and a lot of opportunity. So I'm very comfortable and it's not just me. We've got a great staff in place here in Houston. They do an outstanding job of preparing us, for whether it's the draft, free agency or trades.
"We feel like we do a great job of accomplishing our goals in those areas."