A soon-to-be ex-Rockets employee has found a new NBA home.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former general manager Daryl Morey will sign a deal to become the Philadelphia 76ers’ president of basketball operations.
The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced talks on a deal to hire Daryl Morey to oversee the franchise's basketball operations, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2020
To very few people’s surprise, unemployment didn’t last long for Morey (he’s technically still with the Rockets until Sunday, November 1) as he found a job on the east coast working with GM Elton Brand and the 76ers, who are looking to maintain their contender status in the Eastern Conference.
On the flip side, the decision does come as a surprise considering stories suggested that he was looking to ”take some time off” after the toll the past season had been on him with the pandemic and the now-infamous Hong Kong tweet backlash.
The Sixers reportedly pounced on the opportunity quickly after Morey announced he was leaving Houston and a deal will likely be signed in the coming days.
Conversations with the Sixers and Daryl Morey started shortly after his departure from Houston, escalated in recent days and will culminate with Morey becoming the Sixers new President, sources tell ESPN. Doc Rivers and Morey have a strong relationship and history together.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2020
The Dream Shake will continue to update this developing story.