Leslie Alexander Rumors
Sources say former Rockets owner Les Alexander, who had led the decision to hire D’Antoni back in June of 2016, was working on granting a patient D’Antoni his wishes. But two weeks later, the team had been sold for a record $2.2 billion to Tilman Fertitta. Fertitta, the billionaire businessman from nearby Galveston, who has always taken pride in being ruthless in his dealings, pushed back on the notion of picking up the option that early after D’Antoni asked again to have his extension picked up, sources say. D’Antoni had no idea that Alexander was selling the team, and it blindsided nearly everyone within the organization. This issue about D’Antoni’s option would not go away anytime soon.
Former Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has put his La Jolla beach home back on the market at $17.75 million. The imposing three-story contemporary, built in 2002, overlooks 50 feet of ocean frontage. Walls of glass move away to bring ocean breezes into the 9,320 square feet of interiors.
Alexander, who earlier this year sold the Rockets for $2.2 billion to Houston businessman Tilman Fertitta, confirmed this week that he remains in possession at his home in Florida of the two Larry O’Brien Trophies he accepted for the team’s back-to-back NBA titles in 1993-94 and 1994-95. “They’re here in a corner at my house,” he said during a brief phone conversation. “I haven’t decided how to set them up yet.”
Mark Berman: Former #Rockets owner Leslie Alexander acknowledges he misses owning the franchise: “Of course I do. It’s part of a life. You miss good things like that, sure.” Said he was very emotional when he officially sold the franchise.