If the Rockets' goal was to be as interesting as the Warriors, they have made a fine run at it. Since last season, they traded for Chris Paul, signed almost an entire second unit with P.J. Tucker, Luc Mbah a Moute and Tarik Black and completed the sale of the team from Leslie Alexander to Tilman Fertitta.
Sachin Gupta, the first person hired by Daryl Morey when he became the Rockets general manager, will return to the team as a Special Advisor, the team announced on Friday. Gupta, who worked informally with the Rockets for six seasons before joining former Rockets vice president Sam Hinkie with the 76ers, worked informally with the Rockets last season. Morey met Gupta after giving a lecture at MIT when he a Senior Vice President of Operations with the Boston Celtics.
Tilman Fertitta takes next step in securing ownership of RocketsProspective Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is scheduled to meet with the executive committee of the NBA Board of Governors next week, a person with knowledge of the process said on Friday of the next step toward gaining approval for the transfer of the Rockets ownership from Leslie Alexander. As expected, the approval vote is not part of the agenda for the annual fall meetings to begin next Thursday.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".