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Executive Lecture Series Welcomes Daryl Morey, Assistant General Manager, Houston Rockets, September 22

HOUSTON, September 1, 2006—Daryl Morey, assistant general manager, Houston Rockets, will speak at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Executive Lecture Series on Friday, September 22, on “Analytical Sports Management.” Morey's lecture will be from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. in the Shell Oil Foundation Auditorium, Janice and Robert McNair Hall, Rice University.
 
The Executive Lecture Series, new this year, complements the Dean’s Lecture Series which has been in place since 1997. Both lecture series bring exemplary business leaders to speak to the Rice MBA and MBA for Executives students. The Houston business community is invited to attend these lectures without charge.
 
Fall 2006 Lectures

  • September 18, Alex Counts, president and CEO, Grameen Foundation USA, will speak in the Dean's Lecture Series at 10:15 a.m.
  • October 20, Gary Kelly, CEO, Southwest Airlines, will speak in the Executive Lecture Series at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 23, Phillip Ameen, vice president and comptroller, GE, will speak in the Dean's Lecture Series at 10:15 a.m.

About Daryl Morey
Daryl Morey is the assistant general manager of the Houston Rockets. He will serve in this capacity under current general manager Carrol Dawson through the 2006-2007 season before assuming the role of general manager.
 
Morey comes to the Rockets after serving three years as senior vice president of operations and information for the Boston Celtics. While with the Celtics, basketball operations was a key part of his responsibilities, including the development of analytical methods and technology to enhance basketball decisions, such as the draft, trades, free agency and statistical advance scouting for the coaching staff.
 
Prior to his time with the Celtics, Morey worked as a principal consultant with an emphasis on sports at the Parthenon Group, a leading strategy-consulting firm. While at Parthenon, he led the Joe O’Donnell/Steve Karp Boston Red Sox acquisition team and the current Celtics ownership group acquisition team. In addition to Parthenon, Morey has been a technology lead at MITRE Corporation, which is a top defense industry advisory firm that develops systems to aid national security decision making across the intelligence community. Morey was also a statistical consultant with STATS, Inc., the industry pioneer in the use of sports statistics highlighted in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball.
 
Morey holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science with an emphasis on statistics from Northwestern University, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has published over ten technology strategy articles in CIO and other publications. Morey also serves as the professor for the MIT Sloan class, “Analytical Sports Management,” with class contributors such as Bill James, Danny Ainge, and sports agent, Arn Tellem.
 
Morey grew up in a small down near Medina, Ohio. Married for ten years, he and his wife have two children ages six and four years old.