President of Basketball Operations, Philadelphia 76ers
Daryl Morey is in his third season as President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers. Morey oversees all areas of the 76ers basketball operations department. Since taking over in Nov. 2020, Morey’s 76er teams have won more than 65% of their regular-season games, a top-three mark in the NBA, while advancing in the playoffs every season. At the NBA trade deadline in Feb. 2022, Morey orchestrated the 76ers’ acquisition of 10-time All-Star and seven-time All-NBA selection James Harden in a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
Morey joined the organization after 14 seasons with the Houston Rockets, 13 of which were spent as general manager. With Morey as general manager, Houston compiled a 640-400 (.615) record, the second-best of any NBA team during that span. Among executives with at least 1,000 games of experience, Morey’s record stands as the fourth-best in league history; a top-five that also includes the likes of R.C. Buford and Jerry West. Between 2007-22, Morey’s teams have never had a losing season, winning 50-plus games nine times and qualifying for the postseason on 12 occasions. The Rockets’ eight straight playoff appearances (2013-2020), including multiple trips to the Western Conference Finals, represented the longest streak in the NBA over that span. Over the years, Morey played a part in bringing several All-Star-caliber players to Houston through trades and free agency, including James Harden, Kyle Lowry, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. In 2017-18, Morey earned Executive of the Year honors, while Harden was named MVP, following a franchise best 65-17 regular season.
Prior to joining the Rockets as assistant general manager in 2006, Morey served three years as Sr. Vice President of Operations for the Boston Celtics. Originally from Ohio, Morey is a graduate of Northwestern University and also holds an MBA from MIT where he serves as the co-chair of the school’s annual Sports Analytics Conference.