Daryl Morey

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Daryl Morey
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Born 1972 (age 41–42)
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Education Northwestern University
MIT Sloan School of Management
Employer Houston Rockets
Title General manager
Term 2007 - Present
Predecessor Carroll Dawson
Spouse(s) Ellen

Daryl Morey (born 1972) is an American sports executive. He is the current general manager of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He was named Assistant General Manager on April 3, 2006 and succeeded Carroll Dawson as General Manager on May 10, 2007. Morey came to the Rockets after serving three years as SVP Operations for the Boston Celtics. While with the Celtics, basketball operations was a key part of his responsibilities, including the development of analytical methods and technology to enhance basketball decisions related to the draft, trades, free agency and advance scouting of opponents for the coaching staff. His hiring follows the recent Moneyball trend of adding more advanced statistical-based analysis to the traditional use of qualitative scouting and basic statistics.[1] Several teams have hired executives with non-traditional basketball backgrounds, but the Rockets are the first NBA team to hire a general manager in this vein. He continues to be the chairperson for the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He is an avid Esports supporter and has gone to multiple MLG (Major League Gaming) events, and will serve on the Esports panel at the 2013 MIT Sloan Conference.

Early life[edit]

Morey graduated from Highland High School in Medina, Ohio[2] before receiving a bachelor’s degree in computer science with an emphasis on statistics from Northwestern University,[3] as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Career[edit]

Morey is entering his eight season as the General Manager of the Houston Rockets. In his time as General Manager, the team has made the playoffs four times and has won one playoff series.

Prior to his time with the Celtics, Morey worked as a Principal consultant with an emphasis on sports at The Parthenon Group, a leading strategy consulting firm. Morey was also a statistical consultant with STATS, Inc., the industry pioneer in the use of sports statistics highlighted in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball.

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