Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey is such a great GM that we oftentimes forget about some of his worst on-court decisions.
The Houston Rockets have one of the league’s best general managers in Daryl Morey, as he has seemingly turned the team into a contender overnight with his brilliant moves. With Morey’s greatness, it’s worth taking a look at the worst decisions he’s made during his time at the helm as the General Manager. It’s worth noting that Morey became the team’s General Manager prior to the 2007-08 season, and there have not been many decisions that he’s made that have hurt the team on the court.
It’s also worth noting that the recent China/Hong Kong scandal won’t be included on the list, as it was an off the court issue and had nothing to do with the construction of the Rockets’ roster. Although there will be ramifications of the incident on the court, it simply didn’t have anything to do with trades, signings, or contract extensions.
Morey is one of the five longest tenured basketball executives, behind only Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, Pat Riley of the Miami Heat, Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics, and John Paxson of the Chicago Bulls. It goes without saying that Morey wouldn’t have lasted this long if he weren’t one of the league’s elite executives, but even he has had several basketball decisions backfire. Let’s get started with the top four mistakes he’s made on the court!