The Houston Rockets’ owner Tilman Fertitta clarified the situation around general manager Daryl Morey’s future. The analytics-driven executive will not take the fall for Houston’s inability to make the NBA Finals.
Fertitta affirmed that Morey’s job is safe and the general manager will lead the search for a new head coach. “Daryl Morey’s job is safe. I’m sure he’s going to pick the right head coach,” Fertitta said, per Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle.
“It begins and end with the general manager. That’s why you have a basketball operations team. They’ll make a recommendation to me. I’m the sign off guys. I wouldn’t know how to interview a basketball coach.”
The Rockets are going to conduct a search for a new head coach, as Mike D’Antoni won’t return for next season, after deciding to not return in the franchise’s head coach position.