Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
The Rockets announced the hire of Sachin Gupta as a special advisor. Gupta was Daryl Morey's first hire in Houston and worked for the Rockets for six seasons before leaving to pursue his MBA from Stanford. He consulted for ex-76ers GM Sam Hinkie while at Stanford and was hired as Philadelphia's VP of basketball operations after graduating. Gupta, who also a degree from MIT, is a former ESPN employee who created the Trade Machine.