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He will be replaced by current Boston Celtics Senior Vice President, Daryl Morey.

From what I've briefly heard on the radio, Morey relies heavily on stats to make on-court decisions. Smart guy, who graduated from MIT... not sure how well that will translate into being a GM.


I'll definitely miss Dawson. The guy did what it took to win, wasn't blessed with the ability to spot talent but brought in the necessary players it took to win (atleast on paper). Wasn't afraid to make the big trade in hopes of never having a mediocre team in Houston. Brought in the likes of Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Steve Francis and Tracy McGrady via trade. Trading Hakeem to Toronto was probably his most unpopular move (no one knew how Jefferson and Griffin would pan out on opposite ends of the spectrum), but it wasn't like he really had a choice.

Here's to CD. :cheers:
 

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Nice post TManiAC.
TManiAC said:
Daryl Morey is a money-maker.

In terms of franchise values, the list goes like this:

(1) Lakers
(2) New York Knicks
(3) Chicago Bulls
(4) Dallas Mavericks
(5) Philadelphia 76ers
(6) Boston Celtics
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(11) Houston Rockets
Escalating revenues from the arrival of Yao have had Houston as the third most valuable franchise for some time now. Not sure where you got 11 from. Link

[qupte]In other words, he analyzes statistics such as FG%, Points Per Possession, Rebounding Rates, and Turnovers to determine the most efficient plays/player rotations against a specified team. As such, Morey advises Van Gundy to use Yao more heavily when Petro is playing, use Luther Head on Dwayne Wade early in the game, pick-and-roll against that team when they have this line-up, or something to that effect.[/quote]
One has to hope Van Gundy can drop the ego for a while and listen to a rookie GM. I know JVG loves looking at stats from games, but he doesn't necessarily make decisions based on statistics. He likes routine and control, flexibility is not one of his strengths.
 
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