Rumor: Daryl Morey’s 76ers salary exceeds $10M, maybe $12M
Daryl Morey said he resigned as Rockets general manager to spend more time with his family.
A week-and-a-half later, Morey was the 76ers’ new president.
How did Philadelphia lure him?
Marc Stein of The New York Times in his newsletter:
That’s a huge salary for a lead executive. Good for 76ers owner Josh Harris. There’s no salary cap on the front office.
Also good for Harris spending on a strong choice. Morey proved himself as an excellent general manager in Houston. If willing to pay so much, it seems wise to get someone who has already shown an ability to do the job well.
After underwhelming last season, the 76ers are paying to give themselves the best chance of succeeding. But Harris will surely expect high return on his large investments in president, coach and, presumably, roster.