President of Basketball Operations, Philadelphia 76ers
Daryl Morey is in his second season as President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers. Morey oversees all areas of the 76ers basketball operations department. In his first season, Philadelphia completed a 49-23 regular season, including a 29-7 mark at home, securing the No. 1 seed in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
Prior to the 2020-21 season,Morey retooled the 76ers roster, acquiring Seth Curry and Danny Green in trades and drafting Tyrese Maxey, Isaiah Joe and Paul Reed. Curry and Green joined Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons to round out a starting five that would post a 27-5 record over the course of the season.
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 fifth-best in league history; a top-five that also includes the likes of R.C. Buford andJ erry West. Between 2007-20, Morey’s teams never had a losing season, winning50-plus games eight times and qualifying for the postseason on 10 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 apart 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.