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#pounditFriday, February 23, 2024

Rockets fire digital communications manager after questionable tweet


Shortly before the Rockets defeated the Mavericks to advance to the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs, the above tweet appeared on the feed of the Rockets’ official Twitter account. The Mavericks took the high road by wishing the Rockets luck in the next round. However, a man is now out of a job as a result.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Chad Shanks is no longer the team’s digital communications manager.

Shanks thanked the Rockets for the opportunity and apologized for pushing the envelope too far in a series of tweets from his personal Twitter account.

As is generally the case in situations like this, not everyone found the tweet to be offensive or improper. However, enough did that it was eventually deleted and an apology was issued.

The Rockets won their first playoff series since 2009 on Tuesday, which is obviously reason for excitement throughout the franchise. Unfortunately, along with it comes an opening in the social media department.


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