Netease Sports reported on October 16:
On October 16, Beijing time, Morey announced that he would quit
Starting from the rocket
Smith said that this is the "most appropriate time" for Morey to leave. The team was disappointed again in the playoffs, the head coach was dismissed, and the team was in a mess.
Since Fertitta acquired the Rockets in 2017, Morey's conflicts with this powerful and arrogant boss have continued to accumulate, even if Fertitta has always supported Morey outside, saying that he will never be fired.
In addition to management conflicts, the Rockets continuously made big moves in the offseason, not necessarily Morey's wishes. Smith broke the news that Harden had previously
Morey is Harden's biggest supporter, but this is also one of his contradictions with the top. Smith said directly: "If there was no Morey, Harden would have gone. Paul, Howard, Dantoni, and Weiss are the same."
Smith also said that it is difficult for the Rockets to find a coach who is suitable for Harden. The task of rebuilding the new manager is also very difficult. The Rockets will face greater pressure in the future. "Morey's departure will definitely make the team's business more difficult."