Daryl Morey

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Daryl Morey
Born 1972 (age 43–44)
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Education Northwestern University
MIT Sloan School of Management
Employer Houston Rockets
Title General manager
Term 2007 - Present
Predecessor Carroll Dawson
Spouse(s) Barkley

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 is known as a strong proponent of analytical methods, having created the "True Shooting Percentage" statistic, and promoted the annual Sloan conference. His team's style of play, which emphasizes the most efficient field goal attempts, has been dubbed, "Moreyball", as a nod towards Michael Lewis's Moneyball.

Early life[edit]

Morey graduated from Highland High School in Medina, Ohio[1] before receiving a bachelor's degree in computer science with an emphasis on statistics from Northwestern University,[2] as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Morey began his career as a principal consultant with an emphasis on sports at The Parthenon Group, a leading strategy consulting firm. He was also a statistical consultant with STATS, Inc., the industry pioneer in the use of sports statistics highlighted in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball.[citation needed]

After the Parthenon Group, Morey served three years as SVP Operations for the Boston Celtics. While with the Celtics, he was given much responsibility for basketball operations, including the development of analytical methods and technology to enhance basketball decisions related to the draft, trades, free agency, and advanced scouting of opponents for the coaching staff.[citation needed]

Morey was named assistant general manager of the Houston Rockets on April 3, 2006, and succeeded Carroll Dawson as general manager on May 10, 2007. The team has had a winning record every season since Morey took over. They have tallied three playoff series victories in that time.

His hiring followed the Moneyball trend of employing more advanced statistical-based analysis in addition to the traditional use of qualitative scouting and basic statistics.[3] Several teams have hired executives with non-traditional basketball backgrounds, but the Rockets were the first NBA team to hire such a general manager.

Morey continues to be the chairperson for the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He is also an avid Esports supporter and has gone to multiple MLG (Major League Gaming) events.[citation needed]


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