Adam Silver’s statement regarding Leslie Alexander and Rockets ownership

NEW YORK – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding Leslie Alexander announcing his intention to sell the Houston Rockets:

“Leslie Alexander is a true competitor who always searched for the right move to make his teams better.  Under his ownership, he created a culture of excellence with strong management that attracted Hall of Famers, All-Stars and coaching giants and brought two NBA championships and four WNBA titles to Houston.  Well-respected around the league, he has been an active and influential owner whose vision helped to grow the game globally, especially in China.  Moreover, his philanthropy speaks just as powerfully as his ownership, with local libraries, women’s centers and homeless shelters all benefitting from his generosity.”