Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and the Rockets organization are discussing plans to support the victims and families of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe at Thursday’s home game and in the community, Rockets CEO Tad Brown said on Saturday. “We’re getting more information,” Brown said. “Tilman is very engaged with it. He and I have been talking about (what can be done.) I’d call it a recognition of the importance of supporting all of our community. We’re actively trying to figure out how we can best impact those people affected by it. “It’s amazing that these things seem to be more and more commonplace now. This hits close to home because it’s right down the street. We’re going to make sure we get all the appropriate information and deliver the appropriate tribute and support that we can.”
The Golden State owner Joe Lacob invited Houston’s general manager, Daryl Morey, to join a Warriors contingent that flew from Houston to Chicago on a private plane arranged by the Warriors, according to two people with knowledge of the flight. The shared commute took place this week after the Rockets evened the series, 1-1, with a home victory on Wednesday night in Game 2, according to the people, who were not authorized to discuss the details publicly.
After having the third-best odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Lottery, the Dallas Mavericks were forced to by Tuesday night’s end settle for pick No. 5. Or maybe “settle” is the wrong word. And “content” surely is. “We are never content,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban tells DallasBasketball.com. “We will be open to any and all options.”
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting on Monday. But long before that, Nets ownership had already started mulling how to cash in when the inevitable happened and legal wagering became a reality.