What does a new owner mean for Daryl Morey as GM?

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  1. DudeWah

    DudeWah Contributing Member

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    This is what I'm most concerned about with Les selling the team.

    Morey is the best GM in basketball.

    It would be the worst thing for this franchise to potentially lose him if new ownership doesn't share the same vision.

    Very unsettling thought.

    A big part of the reason the Astros have become so good under new ownership is because of Luhnow.

    Hopefully Morey stays.
     
  2. TMac'n

    TMac'n Contributing Member

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    Praying that new ownership has the same basketball philiosophy as our current management/ownership
     
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  3. Tenchi

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    New ownership needs to make Morey a minority owner. Morey is the Rockets.
     
  4. Ziggy

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    He might be toast. He might not be. That's about all you can say right now.
     
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    New ownership typically likes to bring in their own guy so I would be surprised in Morey sticks around. Losing Morey would really hurt because quality GM's like him are very hard to find.
     
  6. justtxyank

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    It all depends on who the new owner is obviously.

    Historically a new owner means that the first time something goes wrong the old regime is all ousted. New owners come in with new business people who are whispering in their ears literally from day one that someone could do better.

    New owners tend to work with someone basketball related that isn't part of the current organization to put together the group and evaluate things when they take over and that person is often angling to get themselves into a position of power.

    So, what does it mean for Morey? I'd say at best he should have some mild concern about his future. Of course he just signed a $25 million extension and if he were to be fired he wouldn't be without a job for long.
     
  7. J.R.

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    NFL.

    Not
    for
    long.

    But really, everyone's future is up in the air (except for maybe James Harden; and as others have pointed out, maybe not even him)
     
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  8. Captain Hook

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    Is it a possibility that new owner keeps Tad around?
     
  9. FLASH21

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    For him to be completely safe for a good while, we would need to win a championship within the next 2 years.

    Some owners may not have the patience to put up with a .500 team as Les did, but again more of that was to do with Les not wanting to tank.

    In other words, who tf know.
     
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    It really depends on the owner. Some guys just want it their way, so we may end up with some sorry ass former player in the front office.

    But Morey is really, really good at his job. We aren't the only ones that recognize that, I'm sure plenty of perspective buyers realize that as well.
     
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    Tad seems even more in jeopardy because he runs the business side. However, Les has appointed him to handle the sale and won't be hiring outside bankers, so Tad may be getting a commission. He'll probably be well taken care of.

    Anyway, you don't know WHAT will happen to an existing management structure in new ownership, but in any business, including sports, they are fired a high percentage of the time. It's just reality.
     
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  12. Nook

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    Alexander has given Morey some "protection" with the extension.... but the truth is that he can be replaced by whoever the new owner is.

    I wouldn't be shocked if Morey and VanGundy send out feelers to some wealthy/connected people to throw around the possibility of forming an ownership group. Morey and VanGundy know and are friendly with a number of wealthy people..... including Arnold.
     
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  13. malakas

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    his position will be in jeopardy and it's more likely than not that after a season of new ownership he will get fired. Not right after, but if no immediate results, after a year.
    But of course there is a little hope that the new owners have the right advisors around them and like analytics so they keep him.
     
  14. sammy

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    It's more than likely? No, it's not.
     
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    Goodbye, Morey :(
     
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    there's a risk his job might be on the line but I think he is good as long as he continue to keep doing what he's doing and improving the team.
     
  17. malakas

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    uhm yes it is. Based on the moves by every new NBA owner in the last years.
     
  18. Mathrocker

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    Les just extended him for this reason.

    Hopes that paying morey for years and is new guy would be too much to stomach
     
  19. sammy

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    Morey is a top 5 GM and that should be a consensus. Outliers exist and this certainly is one of them. Him being good at his job and being locked in for years while they look for buyers that are happy with the current set-up = unlikely. The opposite of what you said. Agree to disagree.
     
  20. justtxyank

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    Honestly, yes it is. It's more likely than not that we don't win a title in the next two years.

    If we don't win a title it's more likely than not that a new owner wants to change things up and makes sweeping changes. This is what happens.

    Unless @Nook suggestion which has Morey involved in the group in some way, I think he has a short shelf life here. Maybe Morey can work with Feritta to put together a group and run the thing and be a small minority owner like Dana White for UFC. Otherwise I say he has 2 years tops unless the Rockets in a title.

    It sucks and it isn't fair, but this is how things work. Go look at every team sale, every business sale, etc.

    Now, where this one is different (Tad referenced this) is usually teams go up for sale and they are in some kind of distressed situation which makes it unstable. You hope that a new owner realizes he's walking into a great situation, but again, they don't win fast they are likely to be antsy. They'll probably have people in their ear from day one. If they put together an ownership group instead of a straight cash buy then the other owners will likely have been minority owners in other teams and will come to the table with some of their own names.
     
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