When the Houston Rockets looked for a replacement for Carroll Dawson to run their front office in 2006, Les Alexander wanted a big name.

Alexander initially tried to lure Billy Beane from the Oakland Athletics and then offered the job to Jay Bilas, but the two sides couldn't agree on contract terms.

Alexander eventually decided on Morey, who had a dual role with the Boston Celtics on the business and basketball side.

When Morey interviewed with Alexander, he landed in Houston at 9:00 AM and had a job offer by 2:00 PM after a long lunch discussing a variety of topics.

Alexander sold the Rockets to Tilman Fertitta in 2017 and Morey departed the franchise in 2020.