ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Rockets reportedly set to hire Mike D'Antoni as coach

This is not fun news. The Rockets will reportedly make Mike D'Antoni their next head coach, according to multiple reports. Adrian Wojnarowski reports they're going to surround him with "an experienced staff," including Jeff Bzdelik as defensive coordinator. In this case, Leslie Alexander can take all the experience he wants and shove it up his ass, because this is a terrible hire...
Via The Dream Shake
52 minutes ago

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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets need a quick fix or major overhaul?

In today's Rocket Fuel: The finalists for head coach are analyzed, with their pros and cons being sized up. Also, do the Rockets need just a quick fix or a long term, major overhaul? Another day, another lack of progress in the Rockets head coaching search, which looks like it will surely drag in to next week. Regardless, make sure you are caught up on the latest Rockets news with...
Via The Dream Shake
7 hours ago

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
23 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Blatt still in mix for Rockets’ head coaching job

Could Rockets GM Daryl Morey still have an ace in the hole? With the prevailing rumblings being that Houston’s head coaching job is Mike D’Antoni’s for the taking, Marc Stein of ESPN reports on Thursday that though D’Antoni is considered the frontrunner, former Cavs head coach David Blatt is still in the mix for the position. Blatt had previously been connected to the coaching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
9 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
12 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
14 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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