As many of you know I write posts. As some of you know when I drink I start threads. And before I get immersed in a knock down critique of Morey, I would like to say that I am a staunch supporter of the Rockets organization. Morey. Where should I start? While I sincerely respect the man he does constantly pi** me off. Let me start by saying that this is Morey's organization. Don't ever doubt it. Morey requires complete control of assistant coaches to be in the hands of the front office. What does that mean? It means that McHale is the coaching staff's face of the organization. A job he is well suited for. Post game interviews, radio shows and so on. What it does not mean is more interesting. Essentially, McHale is not the head coach. The coaching staff is not McHale's. Coaching decisions are not McHale's they are Morey's. He hired the staff and only he can fire them. McHale took a marginalized position and was good with it. But can Morey handle that many aspects of a NBA organization? I have some doubts. Morey is caught between two development paradigms. He cannot completely tank - the players are proud and will not play to lose. No Bobcats record for the Rockets. However Morey has put the franchise into the uncomfortable position of trying to compete for wins without really caring if they do win. On the other side of that, he has not just called up D-Mo, White and Machado to serve as the second team. He refuses to make the decision to play the rookies, but lowers the lottery odds against the Rockets. The fans are confused. There seems to be no discernible direction to the franchise. Morey needs to decide soon. I have many other beefs with the GM: What the heck is his infatuation with drafting power forwards? If I were Freud I might make assumptions ... But it is driving me crazy. If Morey really wanted to compete for an 8th seed he would have signed Livingston. He didn't so naturally I would expect a tanking stance for the team. But it seems like they are trying to win with TD. So there is much confusion on my part. What the heck is the point of that strategy? People wonder why Morey did not try to sign a big name coach. Well big name coaches tend to be dictatorial megalomaniacs. There is room for only one of those on this team. And ours is Morey. So Adelmaniac had to go. Morey's way or the highway. I personally wonder if the Rockets pass the bus test. For those of you who have not heard of it before, it is a tech company legend. "If a key employee steps in front of a bus, could you replace him"? OK. I have more to say but the post is getting to long. Best to all of you and a great Thanksgiving too! Added: Modified to reflect that Morey requires complete control of assistant coaches to be in the hands of the front office and not Morey required McHale to retain the coaching staff. PS I am a HUGE Morey fan. It is his organization and I am good with it.