Donald Trump: Daryl Morey 'Must Be Pretty Good' GM To Still Have His Job

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Donald Trump: Daryl Morey 'Must Be Pretty Good' GM To Still Have His Job 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue May 19, 2020 12:54 am

During a roundtable discussion at the White House with President Donald Trump on Monday, Tilman Fertitta talked about the "devastating" economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and then referenced Daryl Morey's tweet expressing support for Hong Kong.


"I should've realized that it was going to be a bad year for China when my general manager tweeted out, you know, 'Freedom for Hong Kong,'" Fertitta said. "That started my year."


Trump told Fertitta that Morey "did cause you a little ruckus," and asked if Morey still worked for the Rockets.


Despite pressure from Chinese officials, Fertitta has never wavered on Morey's job security. On the night of Morey's tweet, which was quickly deleted, Fertitta told ESPN that the Rockets did not have political leanings and distanced from Morey's tweet but said that he was "the best general manager" in the league and would continue in his role.


Trump quipped: "He must be pretty good."


Replied Fertitta: "It's a trick question, but he is."

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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Re: Donald Trump: Daryl Morey 'Must Be Pretty Good' GM To Still Have His Job 

Post#2 » by MitchB3 » Tue May 19, 2020 1:50 am

So basically he's out of a GM job for a while.
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Re: Donald Trump: Daryl Morey 'Must Be Pretty Good' GM To Still Have His Job 

Post#3 » by The_Hater » Wed May 20, 2020 2:26 am

MitchB3 wrote:So basically he's out of a GM job for a while.


If Morey is fired or quits after this season, he’ll have a multiple teams offering him a job before next season.
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Re: Donald Trump: Daryl Morey 'Must Be Pretty Good' GM To Still Have His Job 

Post#4 » by Vegeta10176 » Wed May 20, 2020 6:23 am

The_Hater wrote:
MitchB3 wrote:So basically he's out of a GM job for a while.


If Morey is fired or quits after this season, he’ll have a multiple teams offering him a job before next season.



Morey is definatley one of the better GMs in the league the only thing that would keep him from getting a job would be pressure from China.. Morey would be an upgrade for most teams..
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Re: Donald Trump: Daryl Morey 'Must Be Pretty Good' GM To Still Have His Job 

Post#5 » by MitchB3 » Thu May 21, 2020 3:27 am

The_Hater wrote:
MitchB3 wrote:So basically he's out of a GM job for a while.


If Morey is fired or quits after this season, he’ll have a multiple teams offering him a job before next season.


You really think so? He's not. The NBA is looking to restore their relationship with China him getting hired by another team won't be helping.

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