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Rockets owner Fertitta talks CP3 trade, small ball and parity

Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta recently joined Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman to discuss the Rockets at the mid-point of the season.

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has never been shy or unwilling to publicly express his thoughts, especially as it pertains to Houston sports. Granted, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Fertitta is comfortable in front of a camera, as he did have his own show after all. If you recall, Fertitta’s Billion Dollar Buyer aired on CNBC and has lasted for three full seasons already.

Prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, Fertitta spoke with ESPN’s First Take regarding his expectations of the Rockets, and the status of Rockets lame duck coach Mike D’Antoni‘s contract extension. Fertitta has also not been afraid to express his concerns about paying the luxury tax, which has drawn the ire of Houston Rockets fans.

On another note, Fertitta made it known that he wanted to keep then University of Houston football coach Tom Herman and that he was simply willing to spend whatever was necessary to keep Herman. Fertitta stated that he wasn’t concerned with getting into a bidding war, but Herman ultimately left and went to the University of Texas. This unsurprisingly drew the ire of Fertitta, as he expressed his disappointment in the process and ripped the University of Texas.

Fertitta recently joined Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman to discuss the Houston Rockets at the mid-point of the season, including the national response to the small-ball experiment, the Chris Paul trade that landed Russell Westbrook and the sudden parity in the Western Conference. Let’s recap Fertitta’s interview!

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