Home Sports Basketball Daryl Morey steps down as Rockets GM, so where do the Rockets... SportsBasketball Daryl Morey steps down as Rockets GM, so where do the Rockets go from here? October 15, 2020 3 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp For the past 13 seasons, general manager Daryl Morey has been the flagbearer for a number of things: analytics, aggressive roster building, the Houston Rockets, and synergy. Over the span of 13 seasons, Morey transformed the Rockets from a middle-of-the-pack franchise into a perennial contender, one that consistently pushed the barriers and limits of traditional NBA thinking. As of Thursday morning, that fruitful relationship is no more. In a stunning move, Morey made the decision to step down from the position, sources have told The Athletic. Rafael Stone, former Executive VP of Basketball Operations, will be promoted to general manager, sources said. Eli Whitus will also be promoted to Assistant General Manager and will continue to assist in front office duties. ESPN was the first to report the news. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of it all isn’t the actual news itself, but the timing of it. The Rockets are in the midst of a coaching search, one… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pat Riley tries to clarify NBA Finals 'asterisk' comment NBA’s December restart: Why do it, how it might work, who benefits and more Michael Jordan does not think he could have survived Twitter era Report: NBA targeting Dec. 22 start, 72-game season to finish before Olympics NBA start target: December 22, before Christmas, 72 games, end by Olympics Thompson: Warriors saw Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman — top of draft board set? From rural Indiana to the NBA: How TCU’s Desmond Bane worked to get here The top 125 NBA players: Giannis, Harden, Kawhi and the LeBron reality Sports viewership unplugged: the facts behind the numbers The top 125 NBA players: The Athletic’s Player Tiers — from LeBron James to Tyler Herro What’s the No. 1 pick worth? As draft night nears, Wolves are trying to find out 2020 NBA Draft to be virtual experience on Nov. 18 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.