Leslie Alexander puts the Houston Rockets up for sale

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  1. mrm32

    mrm32 Member

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    Houston to Seattle confirmed? :(

    That's what is scary about this whole thing. New ownership group could come in and want to relocate.
     
  2. glenadyll

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    For any celebrating, just think about Steve Ballmer and the state of the LA Clippers. It is scary to have the potential to have an owner who may come in and try to take over. Les has shown his management team a high degree of trust. That may not continue.
     
  3. ROXTXIA

    ROXTXIA Contributing Member

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    When a restaurant changes management, sometimes your old favorites just aren't the same. Or even offered on the menu.

    Don't know how it will affect our basketball team, though. Hopefully they get someone competent with deep pockets who WILL NOT EVEN DREAM OF MOVING THE TEAM ELSEWHERE. (Easier said than done, anyway.)

    Makes sense that Morey got that long-term extension (he's earned it this summer anyway). And Harden (also earned, although, wow, $$$$$$$$).
     
  4. Madmanmetz

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    Le$ see luxury tax on the horizon... time to get out
     
  5. Fulgore

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    Tillman Fertitta is interested I'm sure
     
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  6. Coach E

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    Damn. Les is a great owner, but he is getting pretty old, 75 i believe? It's probably about time to step away, and if he doesn't feel like he can pass it along in the family the only thing he can do is sell.

    I just hope he does us one more solid and sells it to a compentent owner.
     
  7. OldYelllowDog

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    Seems like bad news and terrible timing while trying to recruit. A big happy family....
     
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    Tilman Fertita come on down.
     
  9. sammy

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    Let's all freak out before we know how this all unfolds.
     
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  10. UTAllTheWay

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    I can't believe this. This seriously blows me away. We couldn't have asked for a better owner.
     
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  11. Carl Herrera

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    Meet the new team owner, he is young, ruthless and a big fan of Rockets.


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    Grass is not always greener

    Uncle was a great owner. No idea what the new owner will do....

    Well good luck to uncle. Most successful owner in Houston history!!!!
     
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  14. AKVerse47

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    horrible news
     
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  15. rhino17

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    this would be a good thing, I think he would continue the style of Les
     
  16. DreamShook

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    nobody is laughing.. nobody is laughing!
     
  17. Mathrocker

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    Im scared lol.

    No selling to silver spoon inheritance babies like dolan/buss

    And no foreigners who dont get ball like prokhorov or ranideve
     
  18. Reeko

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    This really sucks. If we get great ownership to replace Le$ like what happened with Lacob in GS then great, but if we don't...
     
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    Welp I'm nervous
     
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  20. J.R.

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    Will any buyer keep the team in Houston?

    Yes.

    Time table?

    No. Best that stability is sooner rather than later but won't rush it. Management team will be operating the same before as after. Make sure it's the right buyer. Les has the latitude of time. Ideal quicker than longer but will follow the process with the league.

    You said management will remain the same after the sale. Is that contingent to the sale?

    Wouldn't say it's contingent but with Daryl & others being extended, we'd hope they think it's being run in a manner according to what a new buyer would expect. That's up to the new buyer.
     
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