Daryl Morey says NFL team reached out for potential GM position

By SportsRadio 610

(SportsRadio 610) -- Daryl Morey interviewed for his current job as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers just a couple of days after stepping down as general manager of the Rockets.

Morey said on The Rich Eisen Show earlier this week that Sixers brass reached out to him immediately. The connection with Philly was more about track record than anything premeditated for the roster, Morey said. He'd worked with their new coach Doc Rivers in the past, and Morey's success with the Rockets speaks for itself.

But Morey offered some insight into his thinking when he left the Rockets.

He was hopeful someone would reach out for a potential job, but thought it might take at least a year to make that kind of transition because of how close it is to the season.

That apparently did not stop a couple of NBA teams, an NFL team and a baseball team from reaching out to him.

An NFL team interested in Morey as general manager caught Eisen's attention, and ours here in Houston, too.

You might be aware of this.

The NFL team at NRG Stadium has an opening for a general manager. The Texans fired Bill O'Brien after depleting the roster of talent in just over a year of being charged with building it.

While Morey almost always fielded a competitor in his time with the Rockets.

An NFL team, you say?

"I'll be honest. It would be very presumptive of me to think I could help an NFL team," Morey told Eisen. "But they did reach out. I just figure out my skills are JUST much higher and better in the NBA just with the experience and everything. But it was an intriguing idea. ...

"To be fair to them, they didn't offer it. They just reached out to talk. They could've met with me, said 'that guy's an idiot' and moved on."