If the Houston Rockets are looking for continuity in their upcoming ownership change, it would make sense to think local.
When it was announced earlier this week that longtime Rockets owner Leslie Alexander would put the team up for sale, there were rumblings that current Rockets CEO Tad Brown and general manager Daryl Morey could be interested in joining a potential ownership group.
Not so fast, says Brown.
In a statement on his personal Twitter account, Brown stated: "I can confirm that (Morey) will not be part of a group buying the (Rockets), nor will I or any member of the current team. We are solely focused on finding the best buyer for Mr. Alexander, the city of Houston, and Rockets fans all over the world."
Other prominent names in Rockets lore have put their name into the ring, including Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo.