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Last season was not a very good one for the Houston Rockets, who got off to an awful start, then fired head coach Kevin McHale. Due to the turmoil, the Rockets made sweeping changes this offseason, saying goodbye to Dwight Howard and Terrance Jones during free agency, and signing unrestricted free agents Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon, who had already played together as New Orleans Pelicans. Houston also hired a new head coach, Mike D’Antoni who should mesh well with his new players and instill his up tempo style of play, seamlessly. The Rockets should be able to spread the floor more effectively this season which will work well for James Harden, as the veteran shooting guard is one of the best in the league.
No doubt the Rockets are looking to return to the post season, just two years removed from the Western Conference Finals. Their fans are hoping the rebuild was effective and that they don’t have to endure another season like the last. Good news is that things are certainly looking up, so be sure to purchase all your Houston Rockets tickets for the season and come out to support this new-look team.
The Houston Rockets first stepped onto the court in 1967. Then they were the San Diego Rockets, but after four years the team moved to Houston. These early basketball teams were quite competitive thanks to the talented trio of forward/center Elvin Hayes, guard Calvin Murphy, and guard Rudy Tomjanovich. Hayes actually did not stay very long, but he helped Murphy and Rudy T transition into leadership roles.
Of course, the Rockets fans are well aware team is at its best when it has a dominant big man. This has been the case dating back to the brief time with Elvin Hayes and the eventual arrival of Moses Malone in 1976. Malone had been playing in the ABA but the Rockets drafted him in the dispersal draft after the NBA-ABA merger. With Malone, Murphy, and Rudy T, the Rockets finally made playing in the playoffs something to be expected. At their best, in 1981, the Rockets met the Celtics in the NBA finals. The Celtics won in six games, but the Rockets made an incredible run despite only going 40-42 in the regular season.
The next great team was in the 1980s. Then Hakeem Olajuwan and Ralph Sampson were known as the Twin Towers. These two talented post players took the Houston Rockets to the NBA finals in 1986. Again they played the Celtics and again they lost in six games.
Houston would not win an NBA Finals until 1994. That year Olajuwon was the stars and players like Kenny Smith, Robert Horry, Otis Thorpe and Sam Cassell played important roles in the rotation. Houston went 58-24 and endured an epic series with the Phoenix Suns before easily dismissing the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Finals and meeting the Knicks in the NBA finals. The series went all seven games, but the Rockets emerged victorious. The next year the Rockets repeated as champions, most notably after adding Clyde Drexler to the roster. In the years since, Steve Francis, Yao Ming, and Tracy McGrady have tried to add a third championship, but have fallen short.