Houston Rockets: Daryl Morey steps down as GM of Rockets

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Daryl Morey has stepped down as general manager of the Houston Rockets. The decision was 100 percent of Morey’s decision, as the two parties came to a mutual arrangement Thursday morning.

In his replacement, the Rockets have promoted basketball operations Rafael Stone to take over general manager.

Morey has severed as the Rockets GM since the 2007-2008 season. Under his roster construction, Houston has recorded the league’s second-best regular-season record over his 13-year tenure. He was entering the second year of his five-year contract extension signed in March of 2019.

His most noticeable moves as GM for the Rockets include signing Dwight Howard (2013), and trading for Russell Westbrook (2019), Chris Paul (2017) and James Harden (2012).

According to Woj, Morey is expected to help the Rockets with their coaching hiring. A search that has reportedly come down between Jeff Van Gundy, Stephen Silas and John Lucas.

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