By Bugra Uzar / firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey is in attendance of Fenerbahce‘s game vs. Barcelona and Eurohoops seized the chance to talk to him about Houston Rockets ahead of the playoffs, as well as European basketball and its atmosphere!
“European basketball has the best environment for fans, the intensity is amazing. I’ve always been a massive supporter of it. More and more Europeans will come into the NBA, it’s a global game and the level of skill is pretty high”, tells Morey.
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni spent quite some time in Europe with Olimpia Milano, and Morey acknowledged the experience he gained over his time in Italy: “He is for sure one of the best of all-time over here [in Europe]. Great coach. “.
On his contract extension with the Rockets and the team, Morey tells Eurohoops: “We have a great team of people. We have our ups and downs but we’re peaking at the right time which is the most important thing. Going to the playoffs this year, we’re better than the previous one. We have a very good chance [at beating Warriors].”
As for the MVP in the NBA this season? Rockets GM doesn’t have to think much. “James Harden should be the MVP, it should have been his fourth MVP award”, he concluded.