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!

  2. Live Rockets Discussion
    Alperen Şengün is back, set to face the team that traded him away. Kevin Porter Jr. still seems a ways away from a return. ŞenHub, trade deadline (it's February!) and more -- We're talking Houston Rockets at 11:00am CT.

    We're Talking Rockets!

[New Ownership] What characteristics are important to you?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by today, Jul 17, 2017.

?

What characteristics would you like the new ownership to have? Choose your top 3.

Poll closed Jul 24, 2017.
  1. Hands-ON approach to basketball decisions

    1.9%
  2. Hands-OFF approach to basketball decisions

    48.8%
  3. Willingness to spend money (buying draft picks, paying tax, etc)

    85.0%
  4. Loyalty to current management

    54.4%
  5. Loyalty to the city of Houston

    61.3%
  6. Loyalty to the Houston Rockets "Family" History

    13.8%
  7. Individual Owner

    6.9%
  8. Ownership Group

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Ownership Group - With Famous People involved

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Ownership Group - With Houston Athletes involved

    3.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jturbofuel

    Jturbofuel Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    3,107
    Just make sure we don't get hoodwinked by the league and whomever buys the team like Seattle did.
     
  2. bulkatron

    bulkatron Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Messages:
    3,408
    Likes Received:
    2,079
    In addition, I need the new ownership to create a ClutchFans account and respond within 10 minutes when I @ them...
     
    Reeko and BHannes2BHonest like this.
  3. CantBeRight

    CantBeRight Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    100
    Getting melo
     
  4. BigM

    BigM Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    17,759
    Likes Received:
    12,670
    This plus new uniforms.
     
    tinman likes this.
  5. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    18,360
    Likes Received:
    20,366
    Hands off approach and loyalty to current management are essentially the same thing.
     
    justtxyank likes this.
  6. Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,140
    Likes Received:
    955
    keep it local. i want it sold to a houstonian, preferably a life long fan. nobody cares more about their team than hometown fans.
     
  7. dakeem1

    dakeem1 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,319
    Likes Received:
    195
    I'm not a Houston-Native... hell I'm not even American, so no offense to Houstonians but I don't care if the Rockets move towns.
    In fact I'd very much welcome it IF we move to the east.
     
  8. Jayzers_100

    Jayzers_100 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    3,157
    Likes Received:
    2,757
    The team is contractually bound to stay in Houston till 2033 so "loyalty to Houston" is at the bottom of my list..plus I'm from Arkansas haha. But it would be cool to have a Houstonian owner nonetheless
     
  9. dakeem1

    dakeem1 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,319
    Likes Received:
    195
    Not necessarily. A new owner could overhaul the management (meaning they are not loyal to the current management) and remain "hands off" letting the new management do what they need to do. Both characteristics are not tied to each other.

    I picked the following:
    Willing to spend - Show me a champion that didn't have a large payroll? This is universal to every team.
    Hands off - Let the people who know basketball do their thing. Again a very universal trait required for any team.
    Loyal to management - This is more Rockets' specific (not so universal to everyone). At the end of the day, we are going in the right direction to become a champion. Keep the current management in place so nothing changes. I think this trait is not important if you were a new owner of a struggling franchise. Say, the Knicks. Anyone who replaces dolan should be very disloyal to management. Get rid of them!
     
    today likes this.
  10. Reeko

    Reeko tanking is a joke, and a stain on the NBA
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    40,222
    Likes Received:
    111,925
    BOOOO!!! The Rockets will lose a fan if they leave this city. That would be too much for me to take.
     
    Killatron 2000 and justtxyank like this.
  11. CDrex

    CDrex Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    5,963
    Likes Received:
    1,352
    In regards to hands on versus hands off, I think either can work - it's more about being intelligent and picking your spots to get involved, and pushing for good moves rather than Prokhorov-level bad ones.

    Respect for Houston is a must. That's not to say you can't be an out-of-town guy and develop that respect, but one way or another you need to love the city back.

    Willingness to cut the GM a blank check is dumb when the team is terrible, BUT vital when the team is close to contention.
     
  12. valorita

    valorita Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    3,101
    Likes Received:
    1,765
    His laugh
    (or her)
     
  13. smoothie

    smoothie Jabari Jungle

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Messages:
    20,560
    Likes Received:
    6,505

    yeah this is important. i couldn't believe that in game 6 of the second round we had a half empty lower bowl... embarrassing.
     
    ghettocheeze likes this.
  14. Jatman20

    Jatman20 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2015
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    520
    Deep Pockets

    Les saw how LeBron wanted Miami and now Cleveland to spend into oblivion.

    Now other star players want the same.

    Les is getting out while he still has pants.
     
    justtxyank likes this.
  15. dakeem1

    dakeem1 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,319
    Likes Received:
    195
    Haha, like I said no offense. I get it, if you're from Houston, you love your Rockets because they're your local team and have been for decades.
    I'm just making assumptions here, but your family probably all love the Rockets, so it's important they stay local to you.

    To someone like me, from overseas, location doesn't matter. I chose to be a Rockets fan, I wasn't born into it, and I will always remain a loyal fan of this franchise no matter where it is situated.

    On a side note, I have a friend who is a Pelicans fan. Technicaly, he's a Hornets fan since the Zo/Larry/Mugsy days and continued to be a fan until it became the Pelicans. Now he absolutely hates the Bobcats.. I mean the new Hornets. Funny that.
     
  16. JMAD21

    JMAD21 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    4,236
    Likes Received:
    796
    Write checks, support Morey

    Thats all
     
  17. Tha_Dude

    Tha_Dude Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Messages:
    3,465
    Likes Received:
    6,627
    Loyalty to the city
    Willingness to spend money and improve the team
    Hands off approach - That's what Morey is for
     
    Jatman20 likes this.
  18. kjayp

    kjayp Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Messages:
    8,192
    Likes Received:
    6,739
    make personnel decisions based solely on putting the best team on the floor - period.

    (ie dont make personnel decisions based on marketing... base them on winning and the profits will come...)
     
  19. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    54,478
    Likes Received:
    33,651
    Then with all respect due, drag your ass to an eastern team's sorry BBS and post there. We'll survive your absence, somehow. Just a suggestion.
     
    #39 Deckard, Jul 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
    tinman and Tha_Dude like this.
  20. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    5,836
    Likes Received:
    4,996
    Keep Morey and leave him alone....and Tad. Those two together made the Rockets the 3rd most profitable NBA team year in and out after the Lakers and Knicks. That's stupid. Even if you have a cheap owner, if you are making him money he is likely to spend something.
     

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