When Tilman Fertitta bought the Houston Rockets, he inherited the front office of Daryl Morey.
Sources tell Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN that it was "a shotgun marriage...considered a tenuous fit since Fertitta bought the team in 2017."
Morey signed a five-year contract extension in 2019. Shortly before the Rockets were sold to Fertitta by Les Alexander, they signed Morey to a four-year extension.
Morey's Tweet supporting Hong Kong led to a quick rebuke from Fertitta.