Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets’ GM & Managing Director of Basketball Operations

With an unparalleled expertise and enthusiasm, Morey provides insights into how leaders can introduce new analytics practices to their organizations. Audiences learn tactics to better structure their own organization’s teams, assets, and systems. An incredibly informative program, Morey provides concrete strategies—even drilling into the statistical science driving the Big Data-Analytics movement, for those groups seeking a true “nuts and bolts” takeaway.

BIO

General Manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey is an expert in the field of analytics. He successfully spearheaded an innovative integration of statistical analytics into the evaluation of NBA talent, forever changing the sport. Morey was named winner of the 2018 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership of The Rockets. The team has had winning seasons in each campaign under Morey. In the 2017-18 season, the Rockets made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, with the best record in the league. In the 2014-2015 season, the Rockets made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, as one of the best four teams in the NBA. In 2013, the team—then considered underdogs—successfully made it to the NBA Playoffs. And in 2007-08, the Rockets won a remarkable 22 straight games, which stands as the third-longest winning streak in professional sports history.

Morey is the founder and co-chair of the annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference, which is the largest annual sports conference hosted by a business school. Sold out every year since its inception in 2006, the conference has become the premier venue for sports analytics discussion.

General Manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey is an expert in the field of analytics. He successfully spearheaded an innovative integration of statistical analytics into the evaluation of NBA talent, forever changing the sport. Morey was named winner of the 2018 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership of The Rockets. The team has had winning seasons in each campaign under Morey. In the 2017-18 season, the Rockets made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, with the best record in the league. In the 2014-2015 season, the Rockets made it all the way to the Western Conference Finals, as one of the best four teams in the NBA. In 2013, the team—then considered underdogs—successfully made it to the NBA Playoffs. And in 2007-08, the Rockets won a remarkable 22 straight games, which stands as the third-longest winning streak in professional sports history.

Morey is the founder and co-chair of the annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference, which is the largest annual sports conference hosted by a business school. Sold out every year since its inception in 2006, the conference has become the premier venue for sports analytics discussion.

Media

"His talk was both informative and very entertaining. Most impressively, he was able to tailor his talk perfectly for his audience."

Jane Street Capital

SPEECH TOPICS

Analytics in Sports: An Innovative Approach from an Expert’s Perspective

The Moneyball Philosophy: Bringing Analytics to the NBA