In addition to thanking the fans and organization for accepting him and the front office for the support around him, he specifically provided plenty of praise for James Harden.
"James Harden changed my life," Morey wrote. "An entire page could be dedicated to James. He not only transformed my life but he also revolutionized the game of basketball—and continues to do so—like almost no one has before."
Morey joined the team in 2007 and acquired Harden in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. The Rockets reached the playoffs in each of the next eight seasons, the longest active streak in the NBA. The GM was also aggressive in other moves, including trades to land Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook, but the team was unable to secure a title.