Making Good Decisions In (Sports) Business

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Rice Business - Jones Graduate School of Business says
Daryl Morey, Houston Rockets GM and Basketball's "Nerd King" speaks about "Making Good Decisions in (Sports) Business."

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"Daryl Morey enters his eighth season with the Houston Rockets and his seventh as the team’s head of all basketball operations. Morey, who officially assumed his current position on May 10, 2007, previously served as the team’s Assistant General Manager after joining the organization on Apr. 3, 2006. He was re-signed as the team’s General Manager and Managing Director of Basketball Operations on Sept. 25, 2009.

Since moving into the role of General Manager, Morey has built a Rockets team that has gone a combined 272-204 (.571) over the last six seasons and has set a number of team records. Morey, who has spearheaded an innovative integration of statistical analytics into the evaluation of NBA talent, has earned votes from his peers for 2008-09 and 2012-13 NBA Executive of the Year. He earned selection to the SportsBusiness Journal Forty Under 40 Class of 2010, which honors the most promising young executives in sports business under the age of 40. In 2010, named the Rockets Basketball Operations as one of the two best management teams in all of basketball. Morey’s ability to manage and bolster the Rockets roster earned him Executive of the Year accolades in 2008-09. He was named “Top 50 Most Influential in Basketball” in 2009 by HOOPSWORLD. Morey was also recognized in 2009 as one of “The 10 Most Creative People in Sports” by Fast Company magazine. His articles on sports analytics have been published in leading publications such as Harvard Business Review, The Economist and Grantland."
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By: Rice Business - Jones Graduate School of Business

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