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Morey Stepping Down!

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  1. rocketseagles07

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    This.... all this
     
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    This is so heartbreaking.
     
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    Props to all the fools on here who defended Tilman. Well done.
     
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    LOL of course. Thanks Tilman

    Rockets are a straight disaster
     
  5. tmoney1101

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    Tilman probably didn’t want JVG and Morey is done not having full reigns. Tilman is ****ing the org up. This is terrible news.
     
  6. ElPigto

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    Harden goes, and this stack of cards will be falling apart. It's already wiggling. Very disappointing but we all knew it was coming.
     
  7. DM'sVP

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    It’s all over y’all. The Rockets will suck for the next 10 years.
     
  8. Fiah

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    This is huge..what a mistake.
     
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    I guess china won. Wonder if he will get blackballed.
     
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    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down, sources told ESPN.

    In the aftermath of Houston's elimination from the NBA's restart in Orlando, Florida, Morey approached owner Tilman Fertitta with the idea of leaving the job and the sides quietly worked through an exit agreement to conclude his 13 seasons running the franchise's basketball operations, sources said.

    Morey isn't ruling out a future return to the NBA on the team side, but he has become increasingly determined to explore what else might interest him professionally, sources said. Morey also saw an opportunity to spend time with two college-age children who are each taking a gap year academically during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Morey will remain in an advisory role for a short period to assist in the Rockets' completion of their head-coaching search, sources said.

    The Rockets are planning to promote executive vice president of basketball operations Rafael Stone to general manager, sources said. Stone has played a significant part in the Rockets' team building throughout his tenure with the organization.

    Houston is also promoting Eli Witus to assistant general manager, sources said.

    Under Morey, the Rockets have the league's longest consecutive playoff appearance streak with eight -- advancing in the Western Conference playoffs in each of the past four years.

    Nevertheless, his final season on the job became engulfed in scrutiny after a tweet supporting freedom in Hong Kong led to China pulling the NBA off its airwaves and suspending sponsorship agreements with the league.

    China returned the NBA to its airwaves for the first time during the NBA Finals.

    Commissioner Adam Silver and Fertitta supported Morey, despite China's calls for his dismissal. Silver estimated that the league's losses in revenue could cost in the neighborhood of $400 million.

    There had been leaguewide uncertainty about Morey's job security since his tweet affected the NBA's and Rockets' business relationships with China, costing Fertitta millions of dollars in sponsorship money. Through it all, Fertitta remained consistently adamant that he was committed to Morey, calling him "the best general manager in the league" in an interview with ESPN on the night of the tweet. Fertitta never seemed to waver in his plan for Morey to continue running the Rockets' basketball operations.

    Despite the economic turmoil of the pandemic, Fertitta has publicly and privately insisted that he is committed to keeping the Rockets a contender in the Western Conference, even if that means elevating the team's payroll into the luxury tax.

    Morey has been the Rockets' general manager since 2007-08 and have the league's second-best regular-season record over his 13 years as general manager and 14 years with the franchise. He signed a five-year contract extension in March 2019.

    Stone, who played basketball at Williams College and received a law degree from Stanford, has served as the Rockets' general counsel since 2005. He was promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations in April 2019, briefly before former Rockets executive Gersson Rosas left to become the Minnesota Timberwolves' president of basketball operations.
     
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    If this has to do with Tilman, I'm boycotting Tilman's restaurant chains. :mad:
     
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    Fertitta probably didn't want to hire the coach Morey wanted...****!!!
     
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    Harden and WB not far behind? Are we in cost cutting/tank mode?
     
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    Morey to the Texans?
     
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    yup. now we can sit back and watch the rockets be even worse than what they are. idiots
     
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    I have no reason to doubt this is exactly as it happened. I respect the decision and thank Morey for the work he did as GM.

    13 years is a long time. He lasted longer than I think most of us would have expected. It's too bad he wasn't able to accomplish his ultimate goal.
     
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    It 100% does. I bet it has something to do with Morey putting his foot down on getting JVG. Tilman is an ass hat.
     
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    2020 is literally the worst year on earth hands down no debate.
     
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