Jun 28, 2019
With NBA Free Agency set to begin on June 30th, I can’t help but think about the Rockets and Celtics. Why, because these teams highlight the right and wrong way to run successful NBA franchises.
Brad Stevens has complete autonomy, allowing the Celtics to develop an identity where young players flourish. As a result, Boston has become the class of the NBA, and a roadmap for long-term success in today’s game.
The Rockets GM, Daryl Morey, won’t allow basketball brains to operate in the front office, as he’s still trying to win with deep pockets. Houston, you’ve got a problem and an ignoramus as an owner, who has no chance to solve them. When you force the matter in life, you’re going to pay the price. When you let things fall into place, success comes naturally; it’s not something you have to chase.