The Rockets are believed to be looking to add another executive to their front office, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando, who tweets that the position would be an assistant general manager-type role.
Houston has lost three key executives from its basketball operations department within the last two years. Executive VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas left in 2019 to become the lead decision-maker in Minnesota, assistant general manager Monte McNair left in 2020 for a similar role with the Kings, and GM Daryl Morey departed this fall for a top basketball ops role in Philadelphia.
The Rockets responded by promoting Rafael Stone to replace Morey as general manager, with Eli Witus taking on additional responsibilities in his assistant GM role. Having promoted from within to fill the hole created by Morey’s exit, the team hasn’t made any major new additions to its front office. As such, adding another executive in a position under Stone would make some sense.
At this point, there are no indications of whom the Rockets might be targeting if they look to make an external hire.