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Rockets owner Leslie Alexander says he wants to be more involved this summer

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Two

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 21: Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander looks on during game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on May 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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One year after making the Western Conference Finals, the Rockets barely scraped into the playoffs and went through a tumultuous season that included the firing of head coach Kevin McHale, the failed Ty Lawson experiment and reported tension between Dwight Howard and James Harden. Now, owner Leslie Alexander, who has largely stayed out of the way in recent years, says he wants to have more of a say in things.

From’s Calvin Watkins:

“I think I will change a little bit,” Alexander said after the Rockets’ practice Friday in preparation for Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series against Golden State. “More scrutiny and what they’re doing. I was thinking about doing it anyway but after this season, definitely.”

Alexander has already said that GM Daryl Morey’s job is safe, but he’s going to be more involved in what will be an eventful summer. The Rockets still have to hire a coach, and they are expected to revamp the roster, maybe even including letting Howard walk in free agency.