Daryl Morey Rumors
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is in attendance of Fenerbahce‘s game vs. Barcelona and Eurohoops seized the chance to talk to him about Houston Rockets ahead of the playoffs, as well as European basketball and its atmosphere! “European basketball has the best environment for fans, the intensity is amazing. I’ve always been a massive supporter of it. More and more Europeans will come into the NBA, it’s a global game and the level of skill is pretty high”, tells Morey.
On his contract extension with the Rockets and the team, Morey tells Eurohoops: “We have a great team of people. We have our ups and downs but we’re peaking at the right time which is the most important thing. Going to the playoffs this year, we’re better than the previous one. We have a very good chance [at beating Warriors].”
Jonathan Feigen: Posting in a few minutes, Rockets reach an agreement on a five-year contract extension for general manager Daryl Morey.
Morey, 46, had been in the final year of his contract in the second season with Tilman Fetitta owning the team. “I’m super happy,” Morey said. “I’d love to be with the Rockets for life. This obviously solidifies us for a little while. I’m just really thankful to Tilman Fertitta for having the faith in our team. And really, it is about us having a team of people that makes this all work; Coach (Mike) D’Antoni, (vice president) Keith Jones, (vice president) Gersson Rosas, (trainer) Jason Biles, (assistant general manager) Monte McNair, (assistant general manager) Eli Witus, (assistant general manager, Vipers GM) Jimmy Paulis. “We have too many people to mention, but I’m only as good as the people behind me.”
The Rockets picked up their option on the final season of D’Antoni’s contract, keeping him under contract through the 2019-20 season. But Morey said he would like to work on an extension for D’Antoni in the offseason. “He’s such a critical factor,” Morey said. “Speaking for myself only, I would love for him to be here for as long as he wants to be here. He’s so critical to everything we’re doing here. Hopefully, that’s something we can work out at the right time. I think the right thing for everyone is those things are done in the off-season.”