Rockets Looking To Add Assistant GM?

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.

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15 thoughts on “Rockets Looking To Add Assistant GM?

  1. Sillivan

    I have sent my resume to Rockets owner for VP position
    I have
    10 months hoopsrumors experience
    12 years experience playing basketball
    Work ethics including 2 years experience to play hardball
    Knowledge of telling owner how to avoid luxury tax
    Salary will be deferred to 2025

    • near anonymity

      hired !!!! ;)

      seriously why not. can’t be worse than some decisions, some teams have made. might be better too…

  2. Jlfan

    Rockets the best example of how a NBA team can be destroy in just a few weeks.

    • Sillivan

      Actually Rockets are destroyed by only one trade- maybe only one day

      Chris Paul for Westbrook

      4 top-4 protected Firsts for quad injury Westbrook

      According to one website, Westbrook is worth 12 million per year

      Westbrook contract is $47 million more than Paul

      It should be
      Thunder contribute 2 unprotected First for Rockets to take Westbrook bad contract

  3. KnickerbockerAl

    Rockets follow blue print of Knicks. Of maxing out a player. Then letting him run the team. Mello yrs. Know it too well. At least Rockets got value. Knicks held onto him too long.

  4. Jason Lancaster

    I thought they already had an assistant GM? Isn’t Stone assistant to Head Scout and GM Tillman Fertitta?

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