The NBA offseason continues on as the NBA Draft approaches on Nov. 18, with NBA Free Agency possibly following 48-72 hours after. The league has floated a targeted start date for next season of Dec. 22, but that idea was recently shot down by Michele Roberts of the NBPA. Here’s the latest news around the league:
- Daryl Morey is headed to the Philadelphia 76ers on a five-year deal to run their basketball operations, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Morey recently stepped down from his position with the Houston Rockets and had teased that he would consider career opportunities outside of basketball before signing with the 76ers.
- Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Stephen Silas will be the next head coach of the Rockets, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Silas’ offensive-minded background won Houston over:
Rockets were sold on Silas' offensive ingenuity, his pedigree w/ Rick Carlisle, Steve Clifford and his father, Paul Silas. Silas has coached some remarkable guards in his NBA career, including Luka Doncic, Kemba Walker, Steph Curry. Now he gets to run offense for Harden-Westbrook https://t.co/52Qfuknilb— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2020
- According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe, league revenues dropped by 10% for the 2019-20 season.
- The Miller family has sold the Utah Jazz to Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith for $1.66 billion, according to Wojnarowski.
- The Sixers have hired Indiana Pacers assistant Dan Burke, per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps:
The Sixers are hiring longtime Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke, league sources tell ESPN. Burke joins former Grizzlies and Kings coach Dave Joerger on Doc Rivers’ coaching staff, and is widely regarded for his defensive acumen.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 28, 2020