Daryl Morey: The Great Hope of Red Nation

February 24th, 2010 by Jacob Cordova Leave a reply »

As a Rockets fan, your hopes and dreams of a third championship title in Houston lie on the shoulders of Rockets General Manager, Daryl Morey. From the draft picks to the blockbuster deals, most Rockets fans trust that the MIT graduate will make the right moves.

It could be his radical new style of evaluating talent using numbers and statistics or it could be the fact that we believe he is ten times smarter than we are. Either way Rockets fans are forced to put their confidence in Daryl Morey and hope that he will make the right moves in order to bring a Championship trophy back to the city of Houston. 

Daryl Morey became the Rockets general manager on May 10, 2007. Within two weeks of taking over GM from Carol Dawson, he would shake up the Rockets foundation for years to come. Nine days after Morey began his term, he fired defensive-minded head coach Jeff Van Gundy and replaced him with Rick Adelman and the "Princeton offense."

The Rockets went 182-146 under Van Gundy, including 52-30 the season that he was fired. H ...

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