Houston Rockets seeking to acquire Rajon Rondo from Boston Celtics?

Houston Rockets seeking to acquire Rajon Rondo from Boston Celtics?

HOUSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Houston Rockets are seeking to acquire Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics in advance of the NBA trade deadline according to multiple reports.
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Report: Howard decides to play for Houston Rockets

Report: Howard decides to play for Houston Rockets

HOUSTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Free agent Dwight Howard has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets, but his agent said Howard has not made a final choice, USA Today reported Friday.

Rockets coach McHale on leave of absence

HOUSTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale has left the team to attend to a personal family matter, the NBA club said Saturday.
Bulls don't match offer, Asik to Rockets

Bulls don't match offer, Asik to Rockets

HOUSTON, July 24 (UPI) -- Restricted free-agent center Omer Asik joined Houston Tuesday after the Chicago Bulls failed to match the Rockets' three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet.

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HOUSTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Seasoned center Samuel Dalembert was signed to a multiyear contract Monday by the Houston Rockets.
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Adelman out as Houston Rockets coach

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Rockets confirm they may trade McGrady

Rockets confirm they may trade McGrady

HOUSTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Houston Rockets have "agreed to look into trade opportunities" for disgruntled guard Tracy McGrady, General Manager Daryl Morey said Tuesday.

Rockets extend GM Morey's contract

HOUSTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has been re-signed to an undisclosed contract.
Report: Shoulder surgery for Tracy McGrady

Report: Shoulder surgery for Tracy McGrady

HOUSTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady is recovering from arthroscopic left shoulder surgery, team officials said Saturday.

Rockets' McGrady out at least 2 more weeks

HOUSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Forward Tracy McGrady's bum left knee will keep the Houston Rockets' top scorer out of action at least another two weeks.

Rockets guard Alston arrested a 2nd time

HOUSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Houston Rockets guard Rafer Alston has been arrested for the second time since the end of last season.

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Rockets fire coach Van Gundy

HOUSTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Van Gundy, who guided the Houston Rockets to the NBA playoffs three times in four seasons, was fired Friday as coach of the team.

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Report: Rockets eye Rick Adelman

HOUSTON, May 16 (UPI) -- Three-time NBA Coach Rich Adelman has emerged as one of the top candidates to replace Jeff Van Gundy in Houston if Van Gundy does not return next season.

Daryl Morey (born 1972) is an American sports executive. He is the current general manager of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was named Assistant General Manager on April 3, 2006 and succeeded Carroll Dawson as General Manager on May 10, 2007. Morey came to the Rockets after serving three years as Senior Vice President of Operations and Information for the Boston Celtics. While with the Celtics, basketball operations was a key part of his responsibilities, including the development of analytical methods and technology to enhance basketball decisions related to the draft, trades, free agency and advance scouting of opponents for the coaching staff. His hiring follows the recent Moneyball trend of adding more advanced statistical-based analysis to the tradition use of qualitative scouting and basic statistics. Several teams have hired executives with non-traditional basketball backgrounds, but the Rockets are the first NBA team to hire a general manager in this vein. He continues to be the chairperson for the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Morey received a bachelor’s degree in computer science with an emphasis on statistics from Northwestern University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Morey also served as the professor for the MIT Sloan class, “Analytical Sports Management.”

Morey has built a Rockets team that has won about 59% of its games over his first four seasons as General Manager, 2 playoff appearances and 1 playoff series win. The Rockets had won about 55% of its games in the four seasons prior to his becoming General Manager, with 3 playoff appearances but no playoff series wins.

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