Leslie Alexander Rumors
The NBA said an investigation “is underway” into Rockets’ owner Leslie Alexander’s getting up from his courtside seat to have a few words with official Bill Kennedy in the first half. Alexander appeared to say something to Kennedy during a Thunder possession before returning to his seat.
Alexander declined to give any detail beyond he was “upset … really upset.” Rockets guard James Harden said he didn’t see his owner get up. “He did that?” a surprised Harden said after the game. “He’s the coolest guy. I would have helped him.”
David Hardisty: Rockets owner Les Alexander just got out of his seat, walked all the way over to the ref and said something.
MD: Well, I was lucky, first of all, for Daryl and [Rockets owner Leslie] Alexander to pick me as a coach. Their philosophies match up with mine, and we can, now we can go on, all-in, and once you have that, there’s no doubts anywhere. It’s not like “Well, maybe we took too many 3s, maybe we should post-up.” That doubt doesn’t filter onto the players. This is how we’re playing, this is where we’re good, and now let’s do it at 100 percent. So yeah, Daryl’s been instrumental in what we do. Just giving me confidence with numbers and showing why, yeah, that works. So, yeah, it was super that we were able to hook up here in Houston.