Gersson Rosas officially returned to work with the Houston Rockets on Thursday.
Rosas spent three months as general manager of the Dallas Mavericks before stepping down and now he says he has "some unfinished work to do" with the Rockets.
Rosas returns for his 10th season with the Rockets largely in the role he had before he left along with Gianluca Pascucci.
“At the end of the day, they know where my heart is and they know that I’m committed to this organization, so the opportunity to come back is special.
“Being a guy who’s grown up in Houston and being around in the championship years , that was my passion to bring a championship team back. It’s going to take time and it’s going to take a lot of effort, but being in a position to impact it at that level is very special to me.”
Rosas said that his tenure with Dallas proved that "it just was the right fit."
“The name of the game is talent. We have to finish what we started. We’ve got to complete the roster. This is a year of development and maturation or this team. I think there’s major championship expectations, but it takes time.
“To come back to Houston was a special opportunity. The opportunity in Dallas just didn’t work out. To get a chance to come back to your hometown team and get a chance to continue doing what you’ve always been doing through your career, which is to give them an opportunity to be successful and win at the highest level is an opportunity that I cherish.
“It’s good to be home.”
Rosas helped Daryl Morey assemble the Rockets' roster, including the recruitment of Dwight Howard.