Tilman Fertitta Rumors
Have you had many talks with Tilman Fertitta? Daryl Morey: “Oh yeah. I’ve really enjoyed working with him so far. He’s not the official owner yet, but that will be not too long. He’s going to be great for the city of Houston. I really think people will be extremely happy with him as an owner.”
It was recently reported that Leslie Alexander sold the Houston Rockets to Tilman Fertitta for $2.2 billion. Putting aside the I-45 rivalry, do you think he made a good investment? What advice would you give a brand new NBA owner? Mark Cuban: [Fertitta] got a bargain. The streaming world is going to make destination live content even more valuable. It’s much harder to draw an audience over the top with unlimited choices verus TV where we are one of 200 channels. And my advice is to trust yourself. Be yourself and have fun.
According to league sources, the Rockets have made no plans to retire McGrady’s jersey in Houston, and revisiting that decision has been put on hold while the new ownership comes into place. Last week, Alexander reportedly agreed to sell the franchise to Tilman Fertitta for $2.2 billion. Currently, Trevor Ariza has been wearing No. 1 for the Rockets over the past three seasons. As of now, he won’t have to find another jersey for training camp.
Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo is proud he assembled a group that he said made a strong run at buying the Houston Rockets franchise. The Rockets were purchased by Houstonian Tilman Fertitta for a record $2.2 billion.
“We did raise a lot of money. I raised close to $2 billion, but we just didn’t get a call, and it happens,” Mutombo said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “I was very happy with myself. I’m not crying for the fact that we didn’t win. I’m more happy that I was able to pull people together who did believe in my vision to put up that much money. I might be disappointed, but I’m not crying. Things happen, and sometimes they happen for a good reason.”
He believes Leslie Alexander, who owned the franchise for 24 years, made a great choice in selling to Ferttita. “I’ve known Tilman for a long time,” Mutombo said. I”‘m happy he got the team. He’s a great businessman. I think he’s going to follow the spirit of Uncle Les and his vision. I look forward to going to the games and cheering for my Rockets.”