Last week a report came out that after a disappointing 41-41 season that saw the Rockets barely scrape into the playoffs, there would be changes in Houston — and that could include respected and established general manager Daryl Morey.
Not true if you ask the Rockets’ owner, Leslie Alexander.
“There is no uncertainty,” Alexander said. “Daryl is with the team. We evaluate everybody, but right now things aren’t changing.
“There’s no uncertainty about his future.”
The Rockets will and should take a top-to-bottom look at the organization and what went wrong this season. If the issues there all tie back to locker room leadership and chemistry issues, then Morey should take stock of and alter his team-building methods. Chemistry matters and while not wholly predictable (nothing is) there are things that can be done, veteran leaders who can be brought in at the right price.
But that’s different from saying Morey’s job should be in danger. It shouldn’t be.
By the way, in the interview Leslie is wildly optimistic about his team’s chances against Golden State. He sounds like a proud father. He thinks James Harden is MVP worthy. I get that — I’m a proud father who likely would boast my 11-year-old-daughter’s club soccer team could hang with national champion Penn State on the pitch. The reality would be far different.
But let Leslie dream.