The Rockets are for sale and many are positioning themselves. Dikembe Mutombo announced his intention to set up a group of investors, Beyond being also tempted by the purchase of shares.
As for the businessmen of Texas, it is also pressing. Dan Friedkin, owner of Gulf States Toyota, which exclusively sells Toyota vehicles in five states, including Texas and Louisiana, has expressed interest. His personal fortune is estimated at more than three billion dollars.
“I expressed my interest in trying to buy the Houston Rockets,” he said in a statement. “The Alexander [the current owner] has done a remarkable job of building a leading organization, with a culture of winning. For years, we have built a solid partnership with the Rockets and Les, thanks to the name of the room obtained by Toyota. As a fan of the Rockets and Houston resident, it would be exciting and a privilege to extend the NBA heritage in the city. “
The Rockets playing Toyota Center, the interest of Toyota’s exclusive dealer in the state makes sense, but Dan Friedkin will obviously not be the only one on the spot. Owned by casinos and various restaurant chains, with a fortune estimated at more than $ 3 billion, Tilman Fertitta also came forward.