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Daryl Morey taking 76ers job was a not-so subtle message about Rockets ownership

The Wednesday announcement of Daryl Morey’s new position with the Philadelphia 76ers might have been the biggest blow to the Houston Rockets fandom — probably even more so than his decision to leave.

Two weeks ago, Morey shocked the Rockets community when he decided to step down. At the time, he made it clear that it was a personal decision. Morey even noted that it was an opportunity to spend time with his two college-age children who were taking a leap year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Morey, he wanted to step away from basketball and explore his other interests — life, even.