76ers Look To Fill Vacancy Left By Sam Hinkie's Disgraced Replacement With Hinkie's Mentor, Daryl Morey

The Sixers rolled into this summer riding high following a 52-win season and their first playoff series victory since 2012. The organization was finally ready to shift fully from Asset Collection mode to Fortifying a Contender mode, with head coach Brett Brown making noise in his exit interview about the team’s desire…

Dwight Howard Says He Doesn't Take Jumpers Because Of A Crippling Fear Of Missing

Probable free agent Dwight Howard continued his soul-baring redemption tour, sitting down with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan for an extensive interview. Anything about Howard that you’re interested in—his relationships with Stan Van Gundy, Kobe Bryant, and James Harden or his exits from Orlando, L.A., and possible exit from…

Daryl Morey Made By Far The Most Transactions In His Fantasy Football League, But Still Came In Eleventh And Lost To His Wife

Via the Twitter of Daryl Morey—God bless him, he has a sense of humor about the whole thing—comes this scorecard from his season of fantasy football. Daryl Morey is the GM of two teams: the Houston Rockets (a basketball franchise) and the Morey Eels (a fantasy football franchise). One of the jobs, he's supposedly very…

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Has A Counterintuitive And Analytic Reason For Giving Money To Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is not a really popular guy, except in the Cayman Islands. Lots of people like him because he's not Barack Obama, and lots of people like him because his party's platform aligns with their personal views, but no one really seems to like Mitt for his essential Mittness. But Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets…

Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell, And The Dirty Secret Of The MIT Sports Analytics Conference

The Joke That Started It All
Shortly after 9 a.m. Friday, in a big gray conference room in a big gray convention center, 1,500 people—mostly white, mostly male, mostly clad in business suits—roar with laughter. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks and Rockets coach and current ESPN analyst, has just cracked wise. Jeff…