Report: Rockets give GM Morey 5-year extension

The Houston Rockets have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with general manager Daryl Morey, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Morey’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of this season.

“I’m super happy,” Morey told the Chronicle. “I’d love to be with the Rockets for life. This obviously solidifies us for a little while. I’m just really thankful to (owner) Tilman Fertitta for having the faith in our team. And really, it is about us having a team of people that makes this all work.”

Morey, 46, has been the Rockets’ GM since 2007. Houston has reached the postseason in eight of Morey’s 11 seasons as GM.

The Rockets (42-25) have won nine straight games and enter Wednesday’s game against the Warriors (45-21) just 3.5 games behind first-place Golden State in the Western Conference standings.

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