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Houston Rockets From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search For current information on this topic, see 2008–09 Houston Rockets season Houston Rockets Conference Western Conference Division Southwest Division Founded 1967 History San Diego Rockets 1967-1971 Houston Rockets 1971-present Arena Toyota Center City Houston, Texas Team colors Red, White, and Silver Owner Leslie Alexander General manager Daryl Morey Head coach Rick Adelman D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers Championships 2 (1994, 1995) Conference titles 4 (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995) Division titles 4 (1977, 1986, 1993, 1994) Official website rockets.com The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Their 2008 22-game winning streak broke their franchise record of 15 games in a row and is the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. It ended at 22 games on March 18, 2008 against the Boston Celtics.
Contents [hide] 1 Franchise history 1.1 San Diego Rockets 1.2 1970s 1.3 1980s 1.4 The 1990s 1.4.1 The championship years 1.4.2 Post-championship 1.5 21st century 1.5.1 2006-2007 1.5.2 2007-2008 1.6 Home arenas 2 Logos and uniforms 2.1 Logos 2.2 Uniforms 3 Players of Significance 3.1 Current roster 3.2 Unsigned Overseas Draft Picks 3.3 Hall of Famers 3.4 Retired numbers 4 High Points 4.1 Individual Awards 5 References 6 External links  Franchise history See also: Houston Rockets seasons  San Diego Rockets The Rockets were founded in 1967 in San Diego, and after being bought by Robert Breitbard for 1.75 million dollars, they joined the NBA as an expansion team for the 1967-68 NBA season. The San Diego franchise was named the Rockets, due to the city calling itself "a city of motion", and during their time in San Diego, the Rockets played in the San Diego Sports Arena. Jack McMahon was named the Rockets' coach, and the team's first draft pick, in 1967, was the future Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley.
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 However, the Rockets went on to lose 67 games in their inaugural season, which was then an NBA record for losses in a season. During the Rockets' years in San Diego, they played in the San Diego Sports Arena.In 1968, the Rockets won a coin toss against the Baltimore Bullets to determine who would have the first overall pick in the 1968 NBA Draft. The Rockets selected Elvin Hayes from the University of Houston, who led the team to the franchise's first ever playoff appearance in 1969. However, the Rockets lost in the semi-finals of the Western Division to the Atlanta Hawks, four games to two. In 1970 NBA Draft, the Rockets drafted Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich, who would together play all their careers, a total of 25 seasons, with the Rockets.
 Despite being coached by Hall-of-Fame coach Alex Hannum, the Rockets only tallied a 57-97 record in the following two seasons, and did not make the playoffs in either season. Because of the low performance and attendance, Breitbard looked to sell the team, and in 1971, Texas Sports Investments, which was led by real estate broker Wayne Duddleston and banker Billy Goldberg, bought the franchise for $5.6 million, and moved the team to Houston. The franchise became the first NBA team in Texas, and the team's nickname of "Rockets" took on even greater relevance after the move.
1970s Because the Rockets did not have their own arena in Houston, they played during their first two years at various venues in Houston, including the Astrodome, AstroHall, and Hofheinz Pavilion. They also had to play "home" game in other cities such as San Antonio, Waco, Albuquerque, and even San Diego. During their first season, the Rockets averaged less than 5,000 fans per game, and in one game in Waco, there were only 759 fans in attendance. Before the start of the 1971-72 NBA season, Hannum left for the Denver Nuggets of the American Basketball Association, and Tex Winter was hired in his place. However, Winter, who said that Hayes had "the worst fundamentals of any player" he had ever coached, applied a system that contrasted with the offensive style to which Hayes was accustomed. Because of the differences between Winter and Hayes, Houston traded Hayes, who had led the Rockets in scoring for four straight years, to the Baltimore Bullets for Jack Marin at the end of the 1971-72 season. Winter left soon after, in the spring of 1973, following the Rockets 10th straight loss, and he was replaced by Johnny Egan. At the beginning of the 1975-76 NBA season, the Rockets moved into their new arena, The Summit, where they won their first game 104-89 over the Milwaukee Bucks. Under Egan's guidance, and as Tomjanovich, Murphy, and Mike Newlin led the way, the Rockets continued on to finish over .500 for the first time in franchise history, and they made their first appearance in the playoffs since arriving in Houston. The Rockets defeated the New York Knicks, who were led by Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe in a three-game mini-series in the first round, but lost to the Boston Celtics 4-2 in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. At the start of the 1976-77 season, the Rockets negotiated a trade with the Buffalo Braves to acquire Moses Malone, who had previously become the first player to go straight from the high school to the professional level. After Malone led the Rockets in rebounding for the first of six straight times, and established a then-NBA record for offensive rebounds in a season, the Rockets posted a franchise-best 49 wins and finished on top of the Central Division. In the playoffs, Houston defeated the Washington Bullets in six games in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, and advanced to the conference finals for the first time in their history, but they lost to the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers 4-2. Early into 1977-78 season, at a game on December 9, 1977, Kevin Kunnert got into a fight with Kermit Washington of the Los Angeles Lakers. As Tomjanovich approached the altercation, Washington turned and threw a punch that landed squarely in the face of an approaching Tomjanovich, causing numerous fractures in his face. Tomjanovich spent the next five months in rehabilitation and returned to appear in the 1978 All-Star Game, but his averages significantly declined after the injury, and Houston finished with just 28 wins in the season. In the following season, Malone, Murphy, and Tomjanovich all played in the 1979 NBA All-Star Game, and Malone received the 1979 MVP Award. The Rockets also sent Lucas to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Rick Barry, who went on to set the NBA record at the time for free throw percentage in a season by shooting 94.7%. The Rockets went 47-35 in Nissalke's last season as coach, and finished second in the Central Division, but they lost to Atlanta in a best-of-three first-round series. In Houston's 1979-80 campaign, Del Harris replaced Nissalke as head coach, and he led the Rockets to a 41-41 record, tying the San Antonio Spurs for second place in the Central Division. The Rockets defeated the Spurs two games to one in their first-round playoff series, they were swept by the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals.
1980s In the 1980-81 season, after the newly-established Dallas Mavericks became the third NBA team in Texas, the NBA restructered the conferences and sent the Rockets, who had previously played in the Eastern Conference, to the Midwest Division of the Western Conference. In Harris's second season, Houston tied with Kansas City for second place in the Midwest Division behind San Antonio with a 40-42 record, and qualified for the playoffs with just one game left. However, Houston began a playoff run began when they upset Los Angeles two games to one, and then defeated George Gervin's Spurs four games to three in the Western Conference semifinals. This resulted in an unlikely conference finals matchup with Kansas City. The Kings, led by Otis Birdsong, Scott Wedman, and Phil Ford fell to the Rockets in five games. The Rockets advanced to the finals, becoming the only team in NBA history to do so after having a losing record in the regular season. However, after splitting the first four games of the series with Boston, Houston eventually lost in six games.. During the season, Murphy, the shortest player in the league, set two NBA records, sinking 78 consecutive free throws to break Rick Barry's mark of 60 set in 1976 and achieving a free-throw percentage of .958, breaking Barry's record set with the Rockets in 1979. Other members of the 1980-81 team were Rudy Tomjanovich, Moses Malone, Robert Reid, Mike Dunleavy, Sr., Allen Leavell, Billy Paultz, Bill Willoughby, Calvin Garrett, Tom Henderson and Major Jones. The following season, the Rockets improved their regular season mark to 46-36 but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The bright spot during the 1981-82 season was that Moses Malone won the league's Most Valuable Player award. In the 1982-83 NBA season, after trading restricted free-agent Malone to the 76ers, the Rockets fell to a league worst 14-68. In an attempt to improve the franchise's performance, Bill Fitch was hired as coach to replace Del Harris, and with the first pick of the 1983 NBA Draft, the Rockets selected Ralph Sampson from the University of Virginia. The following season was a marked improvement on the previous year. A minor footnote to this season is that Houston allegedly lost its last few games of the season intentionally in order to have a better chance to secure the #1 overall pick . This was the last season of the coin-flip process as the NBA installed the Draft Lottery for the next draft to prevent teams from deliberately losing.
Ralph Sampson came away with the NBA Rookie of the Year award. With the first pick of the 1984 NBA Draft the Rockets selected Hakeem Olajuwon from the University of Houston. The same season, Olajuwon finished second to Michael Jordan in NBA Rookie of the Year balloting. With two dynamic All-Star big men, the Rockets enjoyed great success in the 1986 season, winning the Western Conference Championship in five games over the Los Angeles Lakers and competing in the 1986 NBA Finals for only the second time in team history. However, the Celtics defeated the Rockets four games to two. In the 1987-88 NBA season, the Rockets lost in the first round of the playoffs. Don Chaney replaced Fitch as head coach. The 1988-89 and 1989-90 seasons saw the addition of Otis Thorpe and Vernon Maxwell, but two more first-round exits from the playoffs.  The 1990s Between 1987 and 1992, the Rockets had winning records, but they never got past the 2nd round of the playoffs. With new coach Rudy Tomjanovich leading the way, the Rockets won 55 games in 1992-93, but the Seattle SuperSonics knocked them off in the Conference Semifinals. It has often been noted that the end of the hard-fought Western Conference semi-final match, which ended in a stirring Game 7, marked the beginning of the championship years to follow. Local sports news channels commented after the loss that while team members were naturally upset at the end of their season, they appeared inspired by the quality of play they had exhibited in the two playoff rounds and were ready to take their place as an elite NBA team. In particular, a conversation on the plane ride home from Seattle between Hakeem Olajuwon and the Rockets team owner is said to have led to greater resolve and a commitment to team leadership on the part of Olajuwon; this leadership is widely credited for the championship runs that followed.
The championship years On July 30, 1993, Leslie Alexander purchased the Rockets. In Tomjanovich's second full year as head coach, the Rockets began the 1993-94 season with an NBA record start of 15-0. With Hakeem Olajuwon as their center, the Rockets defeated the New York Knicks in seven games to win the championship. After being down three games to two in the 1994 NBA Finals, the Rockets won the last two games on their home court, thanks to a clutch play by Olajuwon. In the waning seconds of the fourth quarter of game 6 the Rockets clung to a 2-point lead when hot shooting guard John Starks, who had scored 27 points in the game until then, pulled up for a potentially game-winning shot. Olajuwon had been blocked by a screen but recovered to block the shot and preserve the lead as time expired. This is often considered one of the greatest clutch defensive plays in NBA history. The Rockets struggled in the first half of the 1994-95 season. In a midseason trade with Portland, the Rockets obtained star guard Clyde Drexler, who had played alongside Olajuwon at the University of Houston, in exchange for Otis Thorpe. Houston entered the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Western Conference and were underdogs against the 60-22 Utah Jazz in the first round, the 59-23 Phoenix Suns in the second round (who led the Rockets 3-1 before losing three straight), and the 62-20 San Antonio Spurs in the conference finals. In the second game of the San Antonio series, Olajuwon gave a career performance. After a pregame MVP award ceremony honoring David Robinson, Olajuwon dominated the game, outscoring Robinson 41-32 in a Rockets win. Houston won all three series to reach the Finals against the Orlando Magic, whose headline players were Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway. Houston swept the series in four straight games. The Rockets became the first team in NBA history to win the championship as a sixth seed. They also became only the second team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 series deficit without homecourt advantage. In addition, the team became the first in NBA history to beat four 50-win teams in a single postseason en route to the championship.  Post-championship After an injury riddled 1995-96 campaign, the Rockets beat the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs but were swept by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round. Houston's aging roster and the reemergence of the Chicago Bulls after Michael Jordan's return the previous season drove the Rockets to make a dramatic trade with the Phoenix Suns that swapped Sam Cassell, Chucky Brown, Mark Bryant and Robert Horry for Charles Barkley. The resulting "Big Three" of Olajuwon, Drexler, and Barkley led the Rockets to a 57-25 record, with a franchise-best 27 road wins. Houston swept Minnesota in the first round and, in a heated 7-game battle, defeated Seattle. The Rockets then fell in the Western Conference Finals to the Utah Jazz, a team they had beaten on their way to championships in 1994 and 1995. The 1997-98 season was also marked by injuries, and the team finished 41-41 with the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Houston once again faced the Jazz and lost the series 3-2. Drexler retired after the season and the Rockets made another bold trade to bring in Scottie Pippen to take his place in the Big Three. While Pippen continued to play good defense, he struggled to fit into Houston's offensive system, which was dominated by Barkley and Olajuwon. As a result, the Rockets often struggled. The Rockets lost to the Lakers in the first round 3-1 of the 1999 NBA Playoffs, and during the summer Barkley and Pippen publicly displayed their dislike for each other. Throughout the post-championship years one of the Rockets main weaknesses was the point guard position.
The Rockets had signed Brent Price as the answer at the 1, but he had been severely limited by injuries. That summer the Rockets attempted to address their point guard situation by trading Price, Antoine Carr, Michael Dickerson, Othella Harrington, and a future first-round pick to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Steve Francis and Tony Massenburg. Two months later the Rockets dealt the disgruntled Pippen to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Walt Williams, Stacey Augmon, Ed Gray, Carlos Rogers, Brian Shaw, and Kelvin Cato. The trade replenished the depth given up to obtain Francis from Vancouver. Early in the 2000 season Barkley ruptured the quadriceps tendon in his left knee in a game against Philadelphia. When considering his career-ending injury, Barkley displayed his trademark wit by observing, "I'm just what America needs - another unemployed black man." Barkley would go on to rehab and make a token appearance towards the end of the season. With injuries to Barkley and Olajuwon, the rebuilt Rockets went 34-48 and missed the playoffs.  21st century In 2001, the Rockets worked their way to a 45-37 record and swept every Central Division team, but still did not make the playoffs. An older, waning Olajuwon was traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2001 which left Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley to fill leadership roles. The following season was unremarkable, as the team was mostly made up of rookies and journeymen. Injuries to star player Steve Francis forced him to miss many games. The first season without Hakeem in almost 20 years was a disappointing 28-54. The abysmal 2002 season had its silver lining, as the Rockets were awarded the first overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. The Rockets selected Yao Ming, a 7 foot and 6 inch Chinese center, who played for the Shanghai Sharks. The 2002-03 basketball season saw marked improvement for the Rockets, with the trio of Yao, Francis, and Mobley leading the team to a 43-39 record. Tomjanovich retired as Rockets coach after being diagnosed with cancer and was replaced by Jeff Van Gundy. The Rockets moved into the Toyota Center in 2004.With a 2003-04 the Rockets began playing in their new arena the Toyota Center, and finished the regular season record of 45-37, the Rockets earned their first playoff berth since their first round exit to the Lakers in 1999. However, the Lakers again handed the Rockets a loss in the first round. The offseason saw major changes in the roster and dynamic of the team as Steve Francis, Cuttino Mobley and Kelvin Cato were traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Tracy McGrady, Juwan Howard, Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines.
The 2004-05 season saw McGrady and Yao lead the Rockets to their best record in 10 years, finishing at 51-31 and seeded 5th in the Western Conference Playoffs. Their season ended in the first round of the playoffs as they lost to their in-state rival, the Dallas Mavericks four games to three. During the 2005 offseason the Rockets obtained Stromile Swift and Derek Anderson. They also traded Mike James to the Toronto Raptors for Rafer Alston. Injuries plagued the 2005-06 season. Bob Sura had surgery on his knee the summer prior, Tracy McGrady fought an injured back throughout the season, Yao Ming required surgery to treat an infection in his toe, and David Wesley even fractured a rib falling into a courtside cameraman near the end of the season. With Yao and McGrady rarely on the court at the same time, the Rockets floundered. The team was much more successful during the few portions of the season when its players were relatively healthy. However Jeff Van Gundy and his team frequently expressed the need to play beyond injuries and to not use bad luck as an excuse for losing. By the end of the season, the Rockets led the league in most games missed by players on the roster. The team finished with a 34-48 record.  2006-2007 The Rockets drafted Rudy Gay from the University of Connecticut with the 8th pick of the first round in the 2006 NBA Draft but then traded him and Stromile Swift for Shane Battier who played for the Memphis Grizzlies.The team had a good season led by Tracy McGrady and veteran support from Dikembe Mutombo and Juwan Howard. The Rockets finished that season with a 52-30 record despite injuries; finishing 5th in the Western Conference and claiming the seed from the Utah Jazz. However, once again, Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets were unable to pull out of the first round, losing in Game 7 to Utah 103-99. Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy was fired on May 18, 2007.
2007-2008 Main articles: 2007-08 Houston Rockets season Houston began the 2007-08 season with recently hired Rick Adelman as the team's 11th head coach. On June 14, the Rockets traded Juwan Howard to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Mike James and Justin Reed. In the 2007 NBA Draft, with the 26th pick, the Houston Rockets selected PG Aaron Brooks, from Oregon, traded with the SuperSonics to receive Pick #31 PF Carl Landry from Purdue, and with the 54th overall pick selected SG Brad Newley from Australia. On July 12, guard Vassilis Spanoulis was traded to the San Antonio Spurs along with the rights for the 2009 second-round draft pick. In return, the Rockets received center Jackie Butler and the rights to Luis Scola, a 2002 second-round draft pick yet to play in the NBA. 24 hours after this deal was made, Scola came to a "Basic Agreement" which could see him playing for the Rockets next season. Less than a week later, Scola signed with the Rockets. Scola performed well during the season, becoming the starting power forward mid-season. Scola has brought some much needed rebounding and inside presence that the Rockets desperately showed a lack of in their 2006 NBA Playoffs loss to the Utah Jazz,and he came at a very small price as the Rockets traded away seldolm-used Vassilis Spanoulis for him. Hopefully, Scola will be another piece of the puzzle that the Rockets are attempting to build so they can regain their elite championship stats from the 1990s.  On July 20 guard Steve Francis signed a 2 year deal with the Rockets, ten days after he accepted a buyout of the last two seasons of his $30 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. He was expected to compete for a starting job with Mike James and Rafer Alston. However, throughout the season, the point guard issues have been inconsistent and difficult to work with, because the Rockets have five point guards fighting for playing time. Francis actually did not play for the first several games of the season and many fans began to wonder if head coach Rick Adelman would ever play him and if bringing Francis back to Houston was the right move. However, Francis's playing time has steadily increased as the season has progressed, but knee injuries sidelined him again.  The Rockets have faced the Utah Jazz for two consecutive in the playoffs.On September 7, it was also announced that the Rockets will debut a new court design for the 2007-08 season. The court design includes a lighter varnished wood inside the three point area, similar to the Seattle SuperSonics, while the rest are dark varnished wood. The color red will remain on the Rockets logo, and the script. This court design is similar to the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Hornets, in which most of the hardwood is exposed. On March 16, the Rockets achieved a 22-game winning streak, setting a franchise record and notching the 2nd longest winning streak in NBA history. The last 10 games were won despite the absence of star center Yao Ming who suffered a season-ending foot injury. On March 18, the streak came to an end at the hands of the Boston Celtics with 94-74 loss. The Rockets finished their season 55-27. The Rockets were eliminated by the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs, 4 games to 2, to end the Rockets 2007-2008 season.  Home arenas San Diego Rockets San Diego Sports Arena (1967-1971) Houston Rockets Hofheinz Pavilion (1971-1975) HemisFair Arena (San Antonio) (1972-1973) The Summit (later "Compaq Center") (1975-2003) Toyota Center (2003-present)  Logos and uniforms  Logos Logo from 1967-1971 Logo from 1971-1972 Logo from 1972-1995 Logo from 1995-2003 2003-Current logo  Uniforms Upon the opening of the Toyota Center arena in 2003, the Rockets decided to re-brand themselves with a new uniform. The Rockets changed from the authentic blue shooting star striped uniform to a modern red and white that accommodated their new logo.  Players of Significance  Current roster For the complete list of Houston Rockets players see: Houston Rockets all-time roster. For the players drafted by Houston Rockets, see: List of Houston Rockets first and second round draft picks. Houston Rockets roster v • d • e Players Coaches Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From 1.0 PG 12 USA Alston, Rafer 74 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fresno State 3.0 SF 96 USA Artest, Ron 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 248 lb (112 kg) St. John's 2.0 SG 17 USA Barry, Brent 79 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oregon State 3.0 SF 31 USA Battier, Shane 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Duke 1.0 PG 0 USA Brooks, Aaron 72 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 161 lb (73 kg) Oregon 4.0 PF 15 USA Dorsey, Joey (DP) 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Memphis 3.5 F 33 USA Ewing, Jr., Patrick 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown 1.0 PG 3 USA Francis, Steve 75 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Maryland 3.0 SF 19 USA Harris, Mike 78 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Rice 4.0 PF 44 USA Hayes, Chuck 78 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 242 lb (110 kg) Kentucky 2.0 SG 2 USA Head, Luther 75 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Illinois 4.0 PF 14 USA Landry, Carl (FA) 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Purdue 4.0 PF 10 USA Leunen, Maarty (DP) 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oregon 2.0 SG 1 USA McGrady, Tracy 80 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Mt. Zion Christian Academy (NC)* 5.0 C 55 COD Mutombo, Dikembe (FA) 86 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Georgetown 1.5 G 7 USA Singletary, Sean 72 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Virginia 4.0 PF 4 ARG Scola, Luis 81 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Argentina 5.0 C 11 PRC Yao Ming 90 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg) People's Republic of China Head coach Rick Adelman (Loyola Marymount) Assistant coach(es) Elston Turner (Mississippi) Jack Sikma (Illinois Wesleyan) T. R. Dunn (Alabama) R.J. Adelman (Willamette) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legend (C) Team captain (DP) Unsigned draft pick (FA) Free agent Injured -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roster • Transactions Last change: 2008-08-07  Unsigned Overseas Draft Picks Name Current Team League(s) NBA Position Height Weight Born Sergei Lishchuk Azovmash Mariupol Ukrainian League / ULEB Cup F/C 6'11" 245 lbs. March 31, 1982 (1982-03-31) (age 26) Venson Hamilton Real Madrid Spanish League / Euroleague PF 6'9" 255 lbs. August 11, 1977 (1977-08-11) (age 31) Lior Eliyahu Maccabi Tel Aviv Israeli League / Euroleague SF/PF 6'9" 225 lbs. September 9, 1985 (1985-09-09) (age 22) Brad Newley Panellinios Greek League / ULEB Cup SG 6'7" 205 lbs. February 18, 1985 (1985-02-18) (age 23) Kyle Hill Snaidero Udine Italian League PG 6'2" 185 lbs. April 7, 1979 (1979-04-07) (age 29)
Hall of Famers Charles Barkley (2006) Rick Barry (1987) Clyde Drexler (2004) Elvin Hayes (1990) Moses Malone (2001) Calvin Murphy (1993) Hakeem Olajuwon (2008)  Retired numbers 22 Clyde Drexler, G, 1995-98; also Houston native and University of Houston star and former head coach, currently Houston Rockets broadcaster 23 Calvin Murphy, G, 1970-83 (including last season in San Diego); also Broadcaster 24 Moses Malone, C, 1976-82 34 Hakeem Olajuwon, C, 1984-2001 45 Rudy Tomjanovich, F, 1970-81; Head Coach, 1991-2003 CD Carroll Dawson Assistant coach, General Manager 1979-2007. As Dawson did not play for the Rockets, the team used his initials in memoriam.
High Points Individual Awards NBA MVP of the Year Moses Malone - 1979, 1982 Hakeem Olajuwon - 1994 NBA Finals MVP Hakeem Olajuwon - 1994, 1995 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Hakeem Olajuwon - 1993, 1994 NBA Rookie of the Year Ralph Sampson - 1984 Steve Francis - 2000 NBA Player ESPY Award Hakeem Olajuwon - 1995, 1996 NBA Coach of the Year Tom Nissalke - 1977 Don Chaney - 1991 NBA Executive of the Year Ray Patterson - 1977 All-NBA First Team Moses Malone - 1979, 1982 Hakeem Olajuwon - 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997 All-NBA Second Team Moses Malone - 1980, 1981 Ralph Sampson - 1984 Hakeem Olajuwon - 1986, 1990, 1996 Yao Ming - 2007 Tracy McGrady - 2007 All-NBA Third Team Hakeem Olajuwon - 1991, 1995, 1999 Clyde Drexler - 1995 Yao Ming - 2004, 2006, 2008 Tracy McGrady - 2005, 2008 NBA All-Defensive First Team Hakeem Olajuwon - 1987, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994 Rodney McCray - 1988 NBA All-Defensive Second Team Moses Malone - 1979 Hakeem Olajuwon - 1985, 1991, 1996, 1997 Rodney McCray - 1987 Shane Battier - 2008 NBA Rookie First Team Elvin Hayes - 1969 Calvin Murphy - 1971 Joe Meriweather - 1976 John Lucas - 1977 Ralph Sampson - 1984 Hakeem Olajuwon - 1985 Steve Francis - 2000 Yao Ming - 2003 Luis Scola - 2008 NBA Rookie Second Team Robert Horry - 1993 Matt Maloney - 1997 Cuttino Mobley - 1999 Michael Dickerson - 1999 Eddie Griffin - 2002 Luther Head - 2006 Carl Landry - 2008  References ^ a b c d e f "Owners, fans waited years before Rockets took off", Houston Chronicle (September 20, 2001). Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "Going Retro: Houston Rockets". NBA.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "Jack McMahon". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "Houston Rockets Draft Register" (basketball-reference.com). Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "NBA Hall of Fame 2008", NBA.com (April 7, 2008). Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "1967-68 San Diego Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week", Sports Illustrated (March 25, 1968). Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ Kalb, Elliott (2003). Who's Better, Who's Best in Basketball?. McGraw-Hill Professional, 302. ISBN 0071417885. ^ a b "1968-69 San Diego Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "Rudy Tomjanovich". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "Calvin Murphy". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-13. ^ "1969-70 San Diego Rockets". basketball-reference.com.
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Houston Rockets formerly the San Diego Rockets Houston, Texas The Franchise Franchise • All-Time roster • Seasons • Draft history • Head coaches • Current season Arenas San Diego Sports Arena • Hofheinz Pavilion • HemisFair Arena • The Summit/Compaq Center • Toyota Center Culture and Lore Red Rowdies • Clutch City • Clutch The Rockets Bear • Choke City • The Clock Incident Head Coaches McMahon • Hannum • Winter • Egan • Nissalke • Harris • Fitch • Chaney • Tomjanovich • Van Gundy • Adelman NBA Championships (2) 1994 • 1995 Western Conference Titles (4) 1981 • 1986 • 1994 • 1995 Division Titles (4) 1977(Central) • 1986(Midwest) • 1993(Midwest) • 1994(Midwest)
Administration Owner: Leslie Alexander • General Manager: Daryl Morey • Head Coach: Rick Adelman
Notable Figures Rick Adelman • Leslie Alexander • Rafer Alston • Ron Artest • Charles Barkley • Jon Barry • Rick Barry • Shane Battier • Matt Bullard • Joe Bryant • Sam Cassell • Kelvin Cato • Jason Collier • Carroll Dawson • Clyde Drexler • Mike Dunleavy Sr. • Mario Elie • Steve Francis • World B. Free • Eddie Griffin • Chuck Hayes • Elvin Hayes • Carl Herrera • Robert Horry • Juwan Howard • Mike James • Bobby Jackson • Mark Jackson • Eddie Johnson • Carl Landry • John Lucas II • Moses Malone • Matt Maloney • Cedric Maxwell • Vernon Maxwell • Rodney McCray • Tracy McGrady • Cuttino Mobley • Calvin Murphy • Dikembe Mutombo • Bostjan Nachbar • Steve Novak • Moochie Norris • Hakeem Olajuwon • Scottie Pippen • James Posey • Robert Reid • Glen Rice • Pat Riley • Ralph Sampson • Luis Scola • Kenny Smith • Bob Sura • Maurice Taylor • Kenny Thomas • Otis Thorpe • Rudy Tomjanovich • Bonzi Wells • Walt Williams • Yao Ming
Retired Jerseys 22 • 23 • 24 • 34 • 45 • CD Hall of Famers Charles Barkley • Rick Barry • Clyde Drexler • Elvin Hayes • Moses Malone • Calvin Murphy • Hakeem Olajuwon D-League Affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers Rivals Dallas Mavericks • Los Angeles Lakers • New Orleans Hornets • San Antonio Spurs • Utah Jazz
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America East Conference Albany - Will Brown Binghamton - Kevin Broadus Boston University - Dennis Wolff Hartford - Dan Leibovitz Maine - Ted Woodward New Hampshire - Bill Herrion Stony Brook - Steve Pikiell UMBC - Randy Monroe Vermont - Mike Lonergan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! America East Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte - Bobby Lutz Dayton - Brian Gregory Duquesne - Ron Everhart Fordham - Dereck Whittenburg George Washington - Karl Hobbs La Salle - John Giannini Rhode Island - Jim Baron Richmond - Chris Mooney St. Bonaventure - Mark Schmidt Saint Joseph's - Phil Martelli Saint Louis - Rick Majerus Temple - Fran Dunphy UMass - Derek Kellogg Xavier - Sean Miller 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College - Al Skinner Clemson - Oliver Purnell Duke - Mike Krzyzewski Florida State - Leonard Hamilton Georgia Tech - Paul Hewitt Maryland - Gary Williams Miami (Florida) - Frank Haith North Carolina - Roy Williams North Carolina State - Sidney Lowe Virginia - Dave Leitao Virginia Tech - Seth Greenberg Wake Forest - Dino Gaudio 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference Belmont - Rick Byrd Campbell - Robbie Laing East Tennessee State - Murry Bartow Florida Gulf Coast - Dave Balza Jacksonville - Cliff Warren Kennesaw State - Tony Ingle Lipscomb - Scott Sanderson Mercer - Bob Hoffman North Florida - Matt Kilcullen Stetson - Derek Waugh USC Upstate - Eddie Payne 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Sun Conference
Big 12 Conference Baylor - Scott Drew Colorado - Jeff Bzdelik Iowa State - Greg McDermott Kansas - Bill Self Kansas State - Frank Martin Missouri - Mike Anderson Nebraska - Doc Sadler Oklahoma - Jeff Capel III Oklahoma State - Travis Ford Texas - Rick Barnes Texas A&M - Mark Turgeon Texas Tech - Pat Knight 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big 12 Conference
Big East Conference Cincinnati - Mick Cronin Connecticut - Jim Calhoun DePaul - Jerry Wainwright Georgetown - John Thompson III Louisville - Rick Pitino Marquette - Buzz Williams Notre Dame - Mike Brey Pittsburgh - Jamie Dixon Providence - Keno Davis Rutgers - Fred Hill St. John's - Norm Roberts Seton Hall - Bobby Gonzalez South Florida - Stan Heath Syracuse - Jim Boeheim Villanova - Jay Wright West Virginia - Bobby Huggins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big East Conference
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington - Kirk Earlywine Idaho State - Joe O'Brien Montana - Wayne Tinkle Montana State - Brad Huse Northern Arizona - Mike Adras Northern Colorado - Tad Boyle Portland State - Ken Bone Sacramento State - Brian Katz Weber State - Randy Rahe 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference Charleston Southern - Barclay Radebaugh Coastal Carolina - Cliff Ellis Gardner-Webb - Rick Scruggs High Point - Bart Lundy Liberty - Ritchie McKay Presbyterian - Gregg Nibert Radford - Brad Greenberg UNC-Asheville - Eddie Biedenbach VMI - Duggar Baucom Winthrop - Randy Peele 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big South Conference
Big Ten Conference Illinois - Bruce Weber Indiana - Tom Crean Iowa - Todd Lickliter Michigan - John Beilein Michigan State - Tom Izzo Minnesota - Tubby Smith Northwestern - Bill Carmody Ohio State - Thad Matta Penn State - Ed DeChellis Purdue - Matt Painter Wisconsin - Bo Ryan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Ten Conference
Big West Conference Cal Poly - Kevin Bromley Cal State Fullerton - Bob Burton Cal State Northridge - Bobby Braswell Long Beach State - Dan Monson Pacific - Bob Thomason UC Davis - Gary Stewart UC Irvine - Pat Douglass UC Riverside - Jim Wooldridge UC Santa Barbara - Bob Williams 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big West Conference
Colonial Athletic Association Delaware - Monte Ross Drexel - Bruiser Flint George Mason - Jim Larranaga Georgia State - Rod Barnes Hofstra - Tom Pecora James Madison - Matt Brady Northeastern - Bill Coen Old Dominion - Blaine Taylor Towson - Pat Kennedy UNC-Wilmington - Benny Moss Virginia Commonwealth - Anthony Grant William & Mary - Tony Shaver 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Colonial Athletic Association
Conference USA East Carolina - Mack McCarthy Houston - Tom Penders Marshall - Donnie Jones Memphis - John Calipari Rice - Ben Braun Southern Methodist - Matt Doherty Southern Mississippi - Larry Eustachy Tulane - Dave Dickerson Tulsa - Doug Wojcik UAB - Mike Davis UCF - Kirk Speraw UTEP - Tony Barbee 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Conference USA
Horizon League - Butler - Brad Stevens Cleveland State - Gary Waters Detroit - Ray McCallum Loyola (Chicago) - Jim Whitesell UIC - Jimmy Collins UW-Green Bay - Tod Kowalczyk UW-Milwaukee - Rob Jeter Valparaiso - Homer Drew Wright State - Brad Brownell Youngstown State - Jerry Slocum 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Horizon League
Independents Bryant - Tim O'Shea Cal State Bakersfield - Keith Brown Chicago State - Benjy Taylor Houston Baptist - Ron Cottrell Longwood - Mike Gillian New Jersey Institute of Technology - Jim Engles North Carolina Central - Henry Dickerson Savannah State - Horace Broadnax SIU-Edwardsville - Lennox Forrester Texas-Pan American - Tom Schuberth Utah Valley - Dick Hunsaker 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
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Missouri Valley Conference Bradley - Jim Les Creighton - Dana Altman Drake - Mark Phelps Evansville - Marty Simmons Illinois State - Tim Jankovich Indiana State - Kevin McKenna Missouri State - Cuonzo Martin Northern Iowa - Ben Jacobson Southern Illinois - Chris Lowery Wichita State - Gregg Marshall 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Missouri Valley Conference
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Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay - Dave Loos Eastern Illinois - Mike Miller Eastern Kentucky - Jeff Neubauer Jacksonville State - James Green Morehead State - Donnie Tyndall Murray State - Billy Kennedy Southeast Missouri - Zac Roman Tennessee-Martin - Bret Campbell Tennessee State - Cy Alexander Tennessee Tech - Mike Sutton 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ohio Valley Conference
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Patriot League American - Jeff Jones Army - Jim Crews Bucknell - Dave Paulsen Colgate - Emmett Davis Holy Cross - Ralph Willard Lafayette - Fran O'Hanlon Lehigh - Brett Reed Navy - Billy Lange 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Patriot League
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Also: Jesse McCartney, Ray J,Usher,Elliott Yamin,Jonas Brothers,Fergie,Taylor Swift, Nelly Furtado, Jennifer Lopez, Flyleaf,Maroon 5,Kanye West,Keyshia Cole, The Pussycat Dolls,Colby O'Donis,Ashanti,R. Kelly,Girlicious, Colbi Calliat, Boy George,Mario,Three Days Grace,Beyonce', Gorillaz,Carrie Underwood,3 Doors Down,Finger Eleven, Ginuwine,Baby Bash,Kid Rock,Joe, Gwen Steffani, Billy Ray Cyrus, Danity Kane, Janel Parrish, Ciara, NLT, Fall Out Boy, Josh Turner, Fantasia and more!