Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack
Well Morey did lose his two top players once he got the job. He then compiled assets for three seasons, with the team never going below .500. If they were in the East, then they would have been a top six seed for those three years the Rockets missed the playoffs. In one year, he has added two top ten players to the team. Fans were getting pissed at all the movement, but now its finally paying off and there will be much more stability in the roster. Chemistry is important in basketball too. No doubt the Rockets are much more forward thinking than the Texans. The Astros are too.
You just can't compare NFL to NBA. Not defending Smith at all but saying the Rockets are more forward thinking than the Texans is bogus. NBA players are shuffled around because of their contacts. Players are considered to be "great" commodities if they have expiring contacts. Draft picks aren't valuable past the top 5 or so. You only need 2-3 great players to be considered legit. There isn't a franchise player designation. If there was Miami wouldn't have Lebron and the Rockets probably don't have Howard. The goal in basketball is get those 2-3 star players and fill a roster around them. Other than qb there isn't a player in football that can compare in worth to any one player on a basketball team.
Smith deserves criticism. He may deserve to lose his job. Morey and his crazy player movement has nothing to do with it though.