Leslie Alexander selling Rockets surprised even those within organization

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Leslie Alexander selling the Rockets came out of nowhere.

For nearly everyone.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

This is the Tim Hardaway Jr. signing of sales.

I wonder whether potential buyers are equally shocked, because that could affect the timeline. Perhaps, a few single bidders can afford the price – Forbes valued the franchise at $1.65 billion – but others will try to assemble groups to purchase the team. If they also had no warning, it will take longer to assemble those groups.

And if they did have warning, it’s even more stunning this remained secret to Rockets employees.