Tad Brown: I can confirm that @Daryl Morey will not be part of a group buying the @HoustonRockets, nor will I or any member of the current team. We are solely focused on finding the best buyer for Mr. Alexander, the City of Houston, and Rockets fans all over the world.
Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo, who played the final five years of his career with the Houston Rockets and retired in 2009, said he is working on putting a group together that he hopes will try and buy the Rockets franchise. Owner Leslie Alexander put the Rockets on the market on Monday.
“I’m working on it,” Mutombo said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “I’m talking to a lot of people already since (Monday). We’ll see. “I’m just talking to the people who can cut the check and they can make me be part of it. I’m working on that.”
Mutombo said the people he is speaking with are receptive to the idea of attempting to purchase the Rockets franchise. “A lot of people think it’s a great thing,” Mutombo said. “It’s a great opportunity. “Now it’s just a question of the number,” he said laughing. “There’s going to be a lot of discussion and a lot of cash. “I missed my opportunity two years ago with the Atlanta Hawks.”
The Houston Rockets are for sale, and KHOU 11 Sports has already identified one potential buyer. Team CEO Tad Brown confirmed the news Monday and said Alexander is committed to selling the team to someone who will keep it in Houston. Local billionaire businessman Tilman Fertitta told KHOU 11 Sports’ Matt Musil, “Of course I’m interested,” and owning the team is “a great opportunity.”