NBA legend Mutombo looking to purchase Houston Rockets


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Several interested buyers have already stepped up to the plate, including NBA Hall of Famer and former Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo.“I’m working on it,” the 51-year-old Congolese-American told Fox 26 regarding the possible purchase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m talking to a lot of people already since [Monday]. We’ll see. I’m just talking to the people who can cut the check and they can make me be part of it. I’m working on that.”Mutombo, who retired as a Rocket after serving as Yao Ming’s back-up from 2004 to 2009, shared his willingness to purchase the franchise after missing the opportunity to buy his former team, Atlanta Hawks, in 2015. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo with his signature finger wag  (AP Photo/David Goldman)The Houston Rockets are currently experiencing a major shake-up on their roster and front-office personnel.News that team owner Leslie Alexander has put the Western Conference powerhouse team up for sale hugged headlines earlier this week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Chalmers back with Grizzlies after season on sidelinescenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “A lot of people think it’s a great thing. It’s a great opportunity. Now it’s just a question of the number,” he said.“There’s going to be a lot of discussion and a lot of cash. I missed my opportunity two years ago with the Atlanta Hawks.”The polarizing figure, once known as “Mt. Mutombo,” also acknowledged the Rockets as a strong contender this year, with Chris Paul joining James Harden under coach Mike D’Antoni’s uptempo system.“It’s like someone who’s already sitting on the runway trying to take off,” he noted. “That’s what kind of team the Rockets are right now. The Rockets are a great franchise. They have a great team. They’ve got great coaches, great basketball players, great staff. Whoever is coming in, it’s not like they’re going to have to rebuild it.”He added: “It’s one of the best franchises right now. It’s really the right time.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img

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