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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey steps down

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey steps down”

Daryl Morey has step down as general manager of the Houston Rockets.

The longtime executive reportedly approached owner Tilman Fertitta about the idea of leaving the organization after the Rockets were eliminated from the postseason.

Morey has been the GM for the past 13 seasons - and wanted to explore other professional options for himself while spending more time with his family. according to Woj.

In fact, the Rockets had made the playoffs eight years in a row, which is the longest streak in the league. "Stand with Hong Kong", with a pic of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong in October.

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Wojnarowski added that Morey will remain in an advisory role to assist in the team's search for a new head coach after Mike D'Antoni told the Rockets he wouldn't return next season.

Houston owner Tillman Fertitta had publicly supported Morey despite the wave of backlash it brought the National Basketball Association, including the increased scrutiny over the league's ties with China and players failing to speak out against China despite dipping their toes into social justice waters. They defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games in the first round and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games in the second round.

Rafael Stone, the Rockets' executive vice president of basketball operations, will be promoted into Morey's old job while Eli Witus will be promoted to assistant general manager, according to the reports.



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