Houston is also promoting Eli Witus to assistant general manager. This hiring should be formally announced in the coming days. With Rafael and Eli, I feel very, very comfortable.". We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. (But please, please, please don't make us go through that again.). If it doesn’t, Morey will be very aggressive in his willingness to move on, he does not have the emotional investment in those players others in the organization do (he didn’t draft them). "We would both trade information to get there and play each other, wouldn't we?

Philadelphia is near a deal to hire former Houston GM Morey to take over their basketball operations, a story broken by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and confirmed by sources to NBC Sports and NBC Sports Philadelphia. We're through another match week in the Champions League but we've got some stuff to go over after yesterday's slate of action that closed out Matchday 2. He and general manager Elton Brand will be very busy in the coming months. Stone, a former Williams College basketball player and Stanford law graduate, has served as the Rockets' general counsel since 2005 and was promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations in April 2019, shortly before former Rockets executive Gersson Rosas left to become the Minnesota Timberwolves' president of basketball operations. Silver estimated the league's losses in revenue could cost it in the neighborhood of $400 million. On the surface, it may seem like an odd marriage for a variety of reasons -- not the least of which being the Sixers just hired Doc Rivers. ", As Fertitta laughed, Morey said, "I would love to. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. "Personally, the timing worked for me. The Philadelphia 76ers were not done shaking things up by hiring Doc Rivers as their new coach — enter Daryl Morey. Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey, Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks, Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. (2:01). It just felt like the right time.". ", "I just feel incredibly fortunate that I got the chance to be part of the Rockets organization all those years ago," Morey said. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world, Good morning! Things might get tougher for the Boston Celtics in a hurry now that their Atlantic Division rival Philadelphia 76ers are expected to hire former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey as their next president of basketball operations, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Your privacy is safe with us. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved.

I knew that this was that year, but Daryl's been here [almost] 15 years.