Daryl Morey (born 1972) is the General Manager of the Houston Rockets. He was named Assistant General Manager on April 3, 2006 and succeeded Carroll Dawson as General Manager on May 10, 2007. Morey comes to the Rockets after serving three years as SVP of Operations and Information for the Boston Celtics. While with the Celtics, basketball operations was a key part of his responsibilities, including the development of analytical methods and technology to enhance basketball decisions, such as the draft, trades, free agency and statistical advance scouting for the coaching staff. His hiring follows the recent Moneyball trend of moving away from scouting in favor of more statistical-based analysis. Several baseball teams have hired executives with non-traditional basketball backgrounds, but the Rockets are the first NBA team to hire a general manager in this vein.
Morey earned a BS in Computer science from Northwestern University, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2000. He teaches an MBA-level course at MIT titled "Analytical Sports Management."
- How Do You Know ... This Game Isn't Rocket Science? ESPN The Magazine. October 22, 2008.
- Houston’s G.M. Is a Revolutionary Spirit in a Risk-Averse Mind The New York Times. January 28, 2008.
- Rocket Science: Daryl Morey Brings Hard-Core Statistical Analysis to the NBA Houston Press. November 1, 2007.
- 10 Questions with Daryl Morey ClutchFans. May 22, 2006.
- Numbers game: Rockets hope GM-in-waiting turns out to be money Sports Illustrated: Marty Burns > Inside the NBA. April 25, 2006.
- Rockets see exec Morey as extra edge Houston Chronicle. April 16, 2006.
- Targeting a switch in '07, Rockets' Dawson will groom Celtics' Morey as successor Houston Chronicle. March 30, 2006.
- Featured Alumni: Daryl Morey, MBA '00 MIT Sloan School of Management Alumni Network.