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!

Daryl Morey AMA

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ISOBall, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. ISOBall

    ISOBall Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,908
    Likes Received:
    1,998
    Happened an hour ago! Would be cool if @Clutch could get him to do one here as well

     
  2. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    26,506
    Likes Received:
    16,401
    This is bullshit Daryl.

    Clutchfans or nothing.
     
  3. DreamShook

    DreamShook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    59,927
    Likes Received:
    87,840
    dammit I missed it.. Morey said he would do another one before the playoffs.
     
  4. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,835
    Likes Received:
    4,996
    What the hell clutchfans.... I need the heads up
     
  5. DreamShook

    DreamShook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    59,927
    Likes Received:
    87,840
    The best part of the AMA: Morey's nickname growing up was Chops Jr.

    Harden tertiary nickname is El Chapo. Coincidence?
     
  6. BigMaloe

    BigMaloe Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    13,095
    Likes Received:
    12,876
    I really need a heads up for things like this
     
  7. TheRedRanger

    TheRedRanger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    700
    He said he's gonna do another one before playoffs because of technical difficulties.
     
  8. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,835
    Likes Received:
    4,996
    Yea his answers aren't show up properly.... so maybe there is still time!
     
  9. FTW Rockets FTW

    FTW Rockets FTW Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    27,724
    Likes Received:
    21,395
    What he had for lunch? Looks well fed.....
     
  10. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    95,122
    Likes Received:
    117,770
    Went about as well as the Spurs game yesterday.

    _________________________________________

    Thanks for the AMA Morey! What is your advice to someone looking to get a career in the association?

    DMorey: I get asked all the time & I honestly have no good advice as my path was so odd. Look for teams with turmoil & be willing to do anything is best I normally come up with.

    Would you rather win executive of the year or Small Ball win a Tony

    DMorey: NBA championship

    Hey Morey, how much do you think you’ve influenced D’Antoni’s offense? His offense is different in a lot of ways from the one he ran in Phoenix, but do you think that’s a result of your philosophies as GM, or the personnel you guys have, or his evolution as a head coach?

    DMorey: Coach D'Antoni's offense is all his but I do think we have helped him feel confident to go full out on his principles.

    Do you have a favorite memory or moment with a player during your tenure with the Celtics?

    DMorey: Brandon Hunter getting his first NBA start. Read Undoing Project to get the full story

    Who do you have tonight in the NCAA championship game?

    DMorey: To support my owner & our assistant coach Brett Gunning I am going with Nova

    Based on your analytics, what chance % do you give our Rockets to win it all this season?

    DMorey: Vegas usually has the best objective estimate

    what are you most insecure about?

    DMorey: the fact that none of my answers are showing up so Reddit will hate me

    Yo , Daryl. U a mutha****in boss.

    DMorey: this kind of boss? https://d24xizqmfkqp5b.cloudfront.net/articles/images/000/001/271/original/0.jpg

    Who would you consider your mentor throughout your career?

    DMorey: Trying to answer again as my first answer not showing up so now I am going to give annoyed, not informative or funny answers. This is my mentor. (First answer) Danny Ainge

    Are there any plans to host professional esports events in Houston?

    DMorey: yes

    First of all, thank you from Rockets fans everywhere. You make us proud and honored to have someone like you managing the team. As for a question: 1.) Often times, super-computers are able to sift through data humans cannot make sense of--it's too large/complex. The computers are able to identify but not explain patterns that are valuable to teams. Can you tell us a pattern in basketball that you're still trying to interpret correctly? 2.) Can you explain any possible reasons why teams rely on iso-ball late in the 4th quarter? If ball-movement and such are imperative for high-percentage shots, then what variables change in clutch situations?

    DMorey: 1) I think the dynamic around shot challenging might fit this 2) Your question assumes facts not in evidence.

    Do you think we should rest the guys? or continue our rhythm? Not rockets related but do you think the Clutch Gaming LoL team should have taken an early risk in game 5 and go for Baron?

    DMorey: I trust Coach D'Antoni to make the decisions on rest. I would need to study game 5 more to figure out where we could have changed the game 5 outcome yesterday. What a nerve-wracking match!

    What is your opinion on rest at the end of season? Do you keep playing to keep the players in a rhythm or do you think its best to rest the players?

    DMorey: I have answered this one a few times but the comments are not showing up. This is fun! Not. The answers I have given that no one can see have been James Joyce level answers too. Too bad. We will do this again before the playoffs.

    Hey Daryl thanks for doing this! I know you don't have a lot of time to watch movies nowadays but in your opinion who has the better resume between Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino?

    DMorey: Love this question. I personally like Tarantino better as I am a sucker for amazing dialogue but I don't have a good way to judge who is better.

    What is your opinion of R2? (R squared, not R2)

    DMorey: meh - directionally ok but use with caution

    Hi, Mr. Morey. What basketball / sports teams did you grow up rooting for? Has your employment with the Rockets affected you as a fan of these teams? Thanks for doing this AMA.

    DMorey: I grew up in Sharon Center, Ohio near Medina so I was massive Cleveland Cavaliers fan with Mark Price being my favorite all-time players by far. Needless to say I now longer root for the Cavaliers.

    One Sunday Afternoon in 2010 I was at the Popeye's Chicken on Stella Link (since closed) near the YMCA and 5 minutes after I ordered some guy walked in with orange high-tops and NBA socks. The guy ordered a chicken tender meal and continued talking on the phone. He mentioned COBRA (the insurance thing) which perked my ears up then he said, "when there is a lockout I mean if there is a lock out." I looked up and thought, "Oh **** there's going to be a lock out and oh **** Daryl Morey is standing right in front of me." We both waited an inordinate amount of time and when they handed me my order you asked clearly miffed, "Why does he get his order; where is mine?" To which I though, "Oh **** Daryl Morey needs his chicken tendies better not say anything and just wait for a Reddit AMA." So as a chicken tender aficionado where are the best in Houston/America?

    DMorey: I like Whataburger with their crazy good BBQ sauce. Or Cane's. I would never have said something like above but I might have given a look like James.

    Are there any publicly available stats that can tell you if a player is a good defender?

    DMorey: no

    Daryl can you name my future son? Anytjing you want

    DMorey: plznobamboozle

    What's your favorite nickname? Darrell Murray (or some variant), Electric Eel, or something else?

    DMorey: My nickname growing up was "Chops Jr" as my older brother was "Lance" so people called him "Lance Chops". Like "Lamb Chops". Clever, yes? This is the best they could do in Northeast Ohio. Anyway, since I was his younger brother I was "Chops Jr". Apology, I have to sign off. My comments aren't showing up and I am going to say something more dumb than usual because of it. I will set one up again before playoffs so we can do this right.
     
    D-rock, BigMaloe, GIGO and 10 others like this.
  11. napalm06

    napalm06 John Lucas University™
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,834
    Likes Received:
    24,667
    Yes
     
    BigShasta and DreamShook like this.
  12. napalm06

    napalm06 John Lucas University™
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,834
    Likes Received:
    24,667
    Savage.
     
  13. Roxs-Redemption

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    5,729
    Likes Received:
    4,200
    D-rock and TheRealAllpro like this.
  14. aroundtheblock2

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    1,755

    I dont think he's actually answered any questions because of an issue with reddit.
     
  15. swyyyguy

    swyyyguy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    8,068
    Likes Received:
    3,322
    Something greasy for sure
     
    hakeem94 likes this.
  16. xiki

    xiki Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    16,827
    Likes Received:
    2,336
    And JR outredditts redditt, thanks!
     
    hakeem94 likes this.
  17. hakeem94

    hakeem94 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2016
    Messages:
    25,480
    Likes Received:
    33,998
    he had double of what Keith Jones had
     
    FTW Rockets FTW likes this.
  18. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    95,122
    Likes Received:
    117,770
  19. BigMaloe

    BigMaloe Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    13,095
    Likes Received:
    12,876
    I will be too busy to cooperate and I don’t really reddit either.

    Can someone throw out this question for me?

    Out of all the free public viewable stats and advanced metrics, (vorp, ws, ws/48, +/-, rpm, rapm, bpm, etc...) which one in your opinion is the best at accurately recognizing the best players?
     
    Vivi and Nook like this.
  20. Nook

    Nook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    45,204
    Likes Received:
    76,840
    I love Daryl.

    However the guy doesn't look healthy and it has nothing to do with the fat jokes that are so played out.

    He just looks like he doesn't sleep, doesn't exercise, doesn't eat well and is sick.

    Someone at the Toyota Center needs to get him a trainer or nutritionist to follow him around so he can he do this for a long time.
     
    Invisible Fan, Vivi, cheke64 and 3 others like this.

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