1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

[Trip down memory lane] Our beloved owner, Leslie Alexander

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by steddinotayto, May 19, 2016.

  1. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    13,497
    Likes Received:
    7,480
    From an article in the Houston Press published in February 1997:

    LINK

    What triggered this article:

    How Les wants the public to see him:

    His inability in the beginning to grasp the concept of being....cordial:

    How Alexander and his henchmen dealt with unhappy ex-employees:

    How he treated the man that essentially built the championship teams

    LINK

    Rudy T's departure. Opinion piece written by Marc Stein back when he was still credible:

    LINK

    JVG's departure

    LINK

     
  2. srrm

    srrm Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    240
    Thank you very much for putting this together in a very useful thread.

    I think this is a pretty even handed evaluation of this character
     
  3. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    52,907
    Likes Received:
    14,501
    ebenezer scrooge

    scrooge mcduck?
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  4. rocketman12

    rocketman12 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    698
    Too much to read so maybe it's in there but I think I remember a phase where he wanted people to be vegetarian just like him.
     
  5. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    13,497
    Likes Received:
    7,480
    After Rick Adelman's departure:

    LINK

    Circling back to the Post-Van Gundy drama:

    LINK

     
    Ramo$e and daywalker02 like this.
  6. lnchan

    lnchan Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    3,182
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    This will be my only comment for this...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,236
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JJ1MTsLHjTk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    finding things wrong about Les is like clubbing baby seals.

    Shh... it will all be over soon.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. topfive

    topfive CF OG
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    14,489
    Likes Received:
    23,574
    <BR>TL;DR: Les is kind of a dick at times.
    <BR>
     
  9. srrm

    srrm Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    240
    After reading all this I'm speculating that Les had another Les scholarship package handed to Charles Barkley... no wonder Charles said he was treated well by Mr Alexander.



    Something of note: the basketball operations side of things seems to be run fairly well if both van gundy and adelman said they enjoyed the job. Just a clearer indication that the front office's reputation is ok. I haven't seen character hitting articles about Morey or Hinkie or Rosas or any of them really, over the years.

    Unless the front office is just very thorough with gag orders
     
    #9 srrm, May 20, 2016
    Last edited: May 20, 2016
  10. tmoney1101

    tmoney1101 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    8,486
    Likes Received:
    3,072
    Solid post.
     
  11. Tfor3

    Tfor3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    12,401
    Likes Received:
    6,982
    Reading that **** almost makes me wish failure for the rockets. I already dislike that grumpy idiot and now I have validation for that dislike.
     
    HP3 likes this.
  12. DonKnock

    DonKnock Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    8,716
    Likes Received:
    14,471
  13. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 1999
    Messages:
    105,766
    Likes Received:
    8,841
    See, I have been saying the guy is a dick and is cheap forever - thank you for proving what has been obvious to anyone in the know, or that can follow actions and not words.

    Le$ Alexander is not someone to root for or cheer for, the sooner he is gone the better.

    DD
     
    1 person likes this.
  14. vinsensual

    vinsensual Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Messages:
    8,111
    Likes Received:
    464
    At least he's not a Maloof or a Sterling, so we got that going for ourselves.
     
  15. CometsWin

    CometsWin Don't Sweat the Technique
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2000
    Messages:
    24,632
    Likes Received:
    6,180
    Les comes off as one of these secretive paranoid weirdo type guys. He wants to cultivate a particular image that doesn't really exist because he desperately wants to keep his secrets. He's more interested in style of play and BS than winning. Just sell the team creepy Les.
     
  16. count_dough-ku

    count_dough-ku Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    Messages:
    16,286
    Likes Received:
    7,089
    I don't know. That first Houston Press article was disturbing. I knew about some of the firings when he took over, but I didn't realize he was that big of a cheap ass. The bit about him trying to get bargain basement championship rings so the NBA's 55 grand would cover the entire cost is unforgivable. I can't imagine even Sterling would've pulled a stunt like that.

    I think I'm starting to understand why Barkley harbors such a grudge and keeps harping about being owed 3 mil by the organization.
     
  17. rockbox

    rockbox Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    16,566
    Likes Received:
    2,665
    I don't know how any could like him after the exit of Rudy and Dream
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. LosPollosHermanos

    LosPollosHermanos We miss u Chris
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    23,932
    Likes Received:
    6,706
    Les is a snake, and a dumbass for blaming Rick for Yao's injuries.


    I think I remember hearing a lot of these over the years, its why I've never liked the dude.

    Why so many on here praised him...I do not know. But it was an "in" thing to rally around the FO and sheep everything they did
     
  19. LosPollosHermanos

    LosPollosHermanos We miss u Chris
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    23,932
    Likes Received:
    6,706
    Exactly...I have yet to see that with an organization. Neither retired a rocket. Your franchise coach wasn't even given a position with the team...disgusting.
     
  20. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    46,022
    Likes Received:
    13,040
    Great job, Stedd. The guy is a piece of work. It's time for Alexander to sell the team to a human being. That would be a change.
     
    tinman likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now