HoopsHype Daryl Morey rumors


February 11, 2015 Updates

In a recent TNT game covering the Rockets, studio analyst Charles Barkley ripped Houston general manager Daryl Morey and called him “one of those idiots who believes in analytics.” After sharing some of his fondest memories of Sir Charles, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge talked about the importance of stats with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich for his weekly interview. “We put a lot into analytics. We have a great analytics staff and I’m very excited about things that we’re working on,” Ainge told T&R. “We feel like we’re out ahead of the NBA in analytics, but I don’t think anything has been perfected. There’s no magic formulas. You can’t just use analytics, but analytics can be of value.” CBS Local

"The Rockets sucked for a long time, so they went out and paid James Harden a lot of money; they got better," Barkley said on the TNT postgame broadcast. "Then they went out and got Dwight Howard; they got better. ... "The NBA is about talent," Barkley continued. "All these guys who run these organizations who talk about analytics, they have one thing in common -- they're a bunch of guys who have never played the game, and they never got the girls in high school, and they just want to get in the game." ESPN.com

February 8, 2015 Updates
January 19, 2015 Updates

The Houston Rockets, where he had his first breakout season, would love to bring the Slovenian star back for a second go-round, and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to no avail to land Dragic via trade this season. USA Today Sports

January 15, 2015 Updates

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Thursday that a tweet that he sent on Wednesday using a gynecologist joke was “in bad taste.” During an interview about the NBA Development League showcase he is attending, Morey addressed the backlash to his tweet during a question-and-answer session he did on Twitter while on his way to the event in Santa Cruz, Calif. “I had a tweet that was in bad taste,” Morey said. “I’m going to leave the comedy to the professionals. I think I’m going to stick with my GM job.” Houston Chronicle

January 14, 2015 Updates

Daryl Morey: No, it is like being a gynecologist, you don't get sick of it RT @chriswk14 does having a job in bball make you sick of watching it? Twitter @dmorey

January 2, 2015 Updates
December 24, 2014 Updates

Daryl Morey: Very excited about Coach McHale's extension. He is the winningest coach in Rockets history and knows what it takes to win championships Twitter @dmorey

December 17, 2014 Updates
December 10, 2014 Updates

Two teams believed that they had deals taking shape with the Rockets, but sense that Houston general manager Daryl Morey is working to find better deals. The Rockets have been pursuing a best-available-player mantra in talks, league sources said, but there appears to be a focus on wings and frontcourt players. Yahoo! Sports

November 23, 2014 Updates
November 6, 2014 Updates

Q: Are you happy with your front office? A: Yes. Nobody is perfect. Every decision does not work. I do like the way they work, the way we arrive at those decisions. I think we have very good people. Houston Chronicle

October 28, 2014 Updates

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