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Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (56) / 12/19/1957
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 225
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The Houston Rockets reportedly have a backup plan if they don't land Chris Bosh.
The main goal is to land Bosh and retain restricted free agent Chandler Parsons, but the team reportedly has other options in case they lose out on Bosh. The team has been in talks with the agents for Trevor Ariza, Luol Deng, and Paul Pierce and would likely attempt to use either their $5.3 million mid-level exception or the space created if they decline to match Parson's offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks. There are more than a few moving pieces floating around here, but it seems like the Rockets have a Plan A, B, and C. Jul 10 - 12:22 PM

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The Rockets have fired assistant coach Dean Cooper.

Cooper will take the fall for the Rockets early exit from the playoffs and his defensive schemes will be blamed. Kevin McHale kept his job, so Cooper looks like a sacrificial lamb here.
May 10 - 10:26 PM

The Rockets will reportedly pick up coach Kevin McHale's option for the 2014-15 season.

Houston lost in the first round to the Blazers and it may take them a while to get over their devastating Game 6 defeat, but their early exit won't cost McHale his job. McHale has a 172-152 record during five seasons as an NBA head coach.
May 3 - 5:51 PM

The Rockets have not given any overt signs that they want to part ways with head coach Kevin McHale, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Rockets lost their first-round series in six games, including three overtimes, falling beneath a barrage of mid-range jumpers from LaMarcus Aldridge. The Rockets have not formally picked up McHale's 2014-15 option, which leaves the door open for a coaching change, but a source close to the team suggested to ESPN that "McHale’s return next season remains the most likely scenario."
Source: ESPN.com
May 3 - 9:33 AM

The Houston Rockets' support for coach Kevin McHale remains strong within the organization, according to ESPN.com.

The Rockets just lost both of their games at home and will travel to Portland on Friday for Game 3. McHale has been second-guessed quite a bit due to LaMarcus Aldridge going bonkers in the two Houston losses, which explains why this story is even news. If the Rockets get swept, chances are this issue will be revisited.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 25 - 8:57 PM

Kevin McHale wasn't with the Rockets on Tuesday for personal reasons.

We don't have any more information about his absence, but assistant Kelvin Sampson will step in to coach the team if McHale hasn't returned by Thursday's game.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Head coach Kevin McHale said he expects the Rockets to still run at a fast pace.

"I think we’re going to play basically the same style," McHale said. "We have to get better defensively, and with Dwight we have to have more of an emphasis on trying to get the ball in the post. Through Dwight running and Dwight doing different things, I think we can do that without really having to change our identity." The Rockets led the NBA in pace last season, but Dwight could slow them down a bit. Howard's presence figures to be more of a help than a hindrance to the values of James Harden and Chandler Parsons.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Kevin McHale is believed to be "90 percent" likely to return as the Rockets' head coach next season.

"It's been a long year for me personally in a lot of ways," said McHale, who returned to the sidelines after the tragic death of his daughter Sasha in November. If McHale reverses course and steps away this summer, the Rockets are rumored to have interest in Stan Van Gundy.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, May 4, 2013 07:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Isaiah Canaan
3Ishmael Smith
4Troy Daniels
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Francisco Garcia
3Robert Covington
4Alessandro Gentile
5Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Jeff Adrien
3Joey Dorsey
4Josh Powell
5Clint Capela
C1Dwight Howard
2Donatas Motiejunas