Netease Sports reported on October 17
General manager Morey's authority will not be lifted until November 1st local time, but in the past few weeks, the team's future general manager has led the coaching work.
Yesterday, the Rockets announced that Morey would be leaving. The new general manager of the team is Rafael Stone. Morey will exercise his authority until November 1.
However, according to Athlete reports, after Dantoni announced that he would not renew his contract with the Rockets, the Rockets have been intensively carrying out coach selection work in the past few weeks, and it is not Morey, but Stone that is leading the work.
"Before the selection of the coach, Rockets owner Fertita said Morey would have a great influence on the decision of the next coach. But in the past few weeks, Morey's role in it has been weakened and he is more like a consultant. The Rockets have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy, Atkinson, Stephen Silas, John Lucas, Unseld and others."
"Usually, the Rockets management is a collective collaboration. It is Morey, Stone and others who provide different views for the boss's reference and finally make a decision. But recently, Stone has always been in charge, not Morey. Interview for the job of the head coach."
There is no doubt that this means that Morey has decided to resign a few weeks ago, but it has not been announced to the outside world. This is consistent with ESPN’s report, saying that they lost to the Rockets’ Western Conference semifinals