Daryl Morey wished to say goodbye to the followers and gamers in Houston, so the man on the avant-garde of basketball analytics went decidedly old-school:
He took out a full-page advert within the Houston Chronicle.
In that advert, Morey thanks lots of people, however he saves his highest reward for The Beard: “James Harden modified my life.”
“A complete web page might be devoted simply to James. He not solely remodeled my life but additionally revolutionized the sport of basketball — and continues to take action — like virtually nobody has earlier than. The sport is performed in another way due to James, and on each playground on this planet, the subsequent era of expertise is learning and imitating his sport…
“I can’t consider I gained’t be capable to have one other technique session with James,” Morey wrote. “I cherished working collectively on easy methods to get his unimaginable Corridor of Fame teammates Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook to the Rockets. I might be rooting for James to win a championship in Houston. It’s how this story ought to finish.”
Morey additionally praised and thanked the Houston followers, saying he was “honored to have been part of your story.”
What’s subsequent for Morey is unclear, he might or will not be again within the NBA quickly. He had simply signed a five-year extension with the Rockets one 12 months in the past, the buyout from that may maintain him snug for a very long time. Morey can choose his spots.
The Rockets proceed their seek for a head coach, which is reportedly now a three-man race: Jeff Van Gundy, Stephen Silas, and John Lucas. Whoever they select, don’t count on the Rockets to blow all of it up this offseason. They are going to attempt to win with Harden and Westbrook.
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