Tilman Fertitta discussed a wide range of topics, including Carmelo Anthony's time with the Houston Rockets, during an interview with Ian Begley of SNY to promote his new book. 

Fertitta said that he never met Anthony during the forward's short stint with the Rockets.

"Basketball ops decided to make a decision and, you know, it kinda surprised me too, as a fan of the Houston Rockets. But I know what I know and I know what I don't know. And if my basketball ops thought that we should move on, then I sure wasn't going to tell them not to, even though I thought that Melo's one the greatest players to ever play the game," said Fertitta.

The Rockets owner, who added that Anthony should still be in the NBA, discussed the perception of how the transaction was handled.

"You know, I heard how my basketball ops people handled it. You hear different stories at different times and how different things are perceived. And it's disappointing that that's the way it was. But I just don't know enough facts about exactly how it went down."