ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

2016 Offseason Preview: Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets reached the playoffs on the last day of the season after a disappointing, dysfunctional year that saw Kevin McHale lose his job in November and foreshadowed an anticipated partial breakup of the roster. After a run to the Western Conference Finals in 2015, McHale seemed to lose the team almost immediately. At the very least, the Rockets lost interest on the defensive...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets finally have a new head coach

In today's Rocket Fuel: The Rockets finally have a new head coach! It wasn't who Rockets fans wanted but we have to accept it (doesn't mean we can't place bets on how long until MDA and Harden clash). Also, the All-NBA Teams were revealed with a familiar absence. Well, the time finally came. The Rockets hired a head coach! Even though it wasn't who the majority of Rockets fans...
Via The Dream Shake
14 hours ago

The Houston Rockets hire Mike D’Antoni

I wrote my thoughts on what was at the time still a potential D’Antoni hiring last Friday.  For the most part, those sentiments remain in tact, but I do have a few additional remarks now that the hiring has become official: As I tweeted last night, it’s very likely that owner Les Alexander is currently very smugly pleased with himself over what, in his mind, was another big...
Via Red94
17 hours ago

Houston Rockets, thanks for D’Antoni

The title is sarcastic. I am not thanking the Rockets for hiring D’Antoni. In fact, I’m doing quite the opposite. I outlined the perfect plan for the Houston rockets in this article. If you’re too lazy to read the super long article that I’m shamelessly self-promoting to get more views, I suggested that the team hire Stephen Silas and Lionel Hollins as head and assistant...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Rockets, D'Antoni agree on 4-year deal

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have agreed to terms with Mike D'Antoni on a four-year deal to make him their new head coach. The two sides came to agreement on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the hiring. The 65-year-old D'Antoni has long been thought of as one...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets are set to Mike D’Antoni as head coach, for some reason

Houston, you have a problem. For some reason, the Houston Rockets are reportedly set to hire Mike D’Antoni to be the franchise’s new head coach. If nothing else proves to you that you can be set for life as an NBA coach once you get the gig once, what will? The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, citing sources, reports the two sides are finalizing a contract, which is believed...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets to hire Mike D’Antoni as head coach

The last of the open head coaching spots around the NBA has reportedly been filled. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Houston Rockets will hire long-time head coach Mike D’Antoni to fill their vacancy. Houston is finalizing a deal to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA)...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry talks Dwight Howard’s trip to free agency

Count Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry as one of the few people who don’t buy into the notion of Dwight Howard opting for free agency this summer. Most believe it’s going to happen. Howard has a player option and the Rockets were the league’s biggest disappointments last year. It doesn’t help that Howard has had some pretty revealing interviews as of late and doesn’t sound...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: early free agency reports

The Houston Rockets need a lot of help, both in terms of players and coaches. Free agency isn’t the greatest this year. Dwight Howard is leaving the team. These are all knowns; well, the Howard part isn’t a fact yet but him wanting to go is one of the worst-kept secrets in the league. I don’t even think he’s really trying to keep it a secret anymore. However, there are still...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington arrested in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kermit Washington, a former NBA player who notoriously gave a bone-breaking face punch to the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 Lakers game, has been arrested by federal agents. Washington was arrested on a warrant Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's unknown if he has a lawyer. Officials won't discuss the arrest, but they have set a news conference for...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard: ‘I have had some conversations’ about opting out

It’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that Dwight Howard has played his final game with the Houston Rockets. Coming off a discouraging season for both the player and the team, Howard can opt out of his contract this summer. It would be a sound financial decision for the eight-time All-Star, who is set to earn $23.3 million in 2016-17, the final year of his contract. With the...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets to offer Mike D’Antoni head coaching job

The Houston Rockets’ head coaching job reportedly belongs to Mike D’Antoni if he wants it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Rockets are prepared to make D’Antoni a formal offer and are already in the process of assembling a staff around him. As Rockets move toward formal offer to Mike D'Antoni, organization working to shape strong staff around him, sources...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden accused of breaking photographer's finger

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly attacking a photographer. TMZ reports that Harden is accused of shoving a photographer who walked up to him in Hollywood and asked for the four-time All-Star’s opinion about Donald Trump. The cameraman claims he broke his finger because it was caught in the camera when...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike D’Antoni the front-runner for Rockets’ coaching vacancy

Former Suns, Knicks and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni is reportedly the front-runner for the Houston Rockets’ coaching position, according to the Houston Chronicle‘s Jonathan Feigen. Houston has interviewed D’Antoni, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, former Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell, Charlotte Hornets assistant...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

TNT’s Kenny Smith out of the running for Houston Rockets head coaching job

Kenny Smith has a pretty sweet gig on the set of TNT’s NBA coverage, and it looks as though he will be sticking around to share a few laughs and provide his analysis alongside Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson. Smith has been informed he will not be in the final running to fill the head coaching vacancy with the Houston Rockets, according to a report from the Houston...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jeff Van Gundy return as the Rockets' head coach?

Once a coach, always a coach. Even after nine years since the last time Jeff Van Gundy was seen roaming the sidelines as a NBA head coach, it appears the coaching bug isn’t gone. Recent reports have indicated that the nine-year broadcasting veteran is a finalist for the Houston Rockets coaching job, and may actually be the leading contender to land the job. Source says Jeff...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley and ESPN’s His & Hers hosts play the feud

In this day and age where manufacturing news is now the norm, comes an interesting feud between ESPN2’s His & Hers show and Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley. Now NBA fans know that Beverley is one to never back down from a fight even if it involves the one and only Steph Curry. Well, Beverley decided to set his sights on His & Hers and naturally, he expressed...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Jason Terry guarantees Game 5 victory over Warriors

Despite being down 3-1 in the series and heading into the House of Pain that is Oracle Arena for Wednesday’s Game 5, Houston Rockets veteran guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory for his squad over the Golden State Warriors. “I’m guaranteeing it,” he said, via ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. “If I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right. I guarantee victory — that’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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