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Mike D'Antoni | Center

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (66) / 5/8/1951
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
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Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has agreed to sell the team to Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta for an NBA record sales price of $2.2 billion.
Alexander, who bought the Rockets for $85 million back in 1993, will turn an incredible profit, as the value of sports franchises continues to skyrocket. Sep 5 - 9:52 AM

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Rockets' CEO Tad Brown announced on Monday that owner Leslie Alexander has put the team up for sale.

Alexander bought the team for $85 million back in 1993, and Forbes recently valued the franchise at roughly $1.65 billion, so he figures to get a very nice return on investment here. The Clippers sold for $2 billion back in 2014, and more recently we saw smaller market teams such as the Bucks ($550 million in 2014) and Hawks ($850 million in 2015) sell for less, but considering the Rockets (a big market franchise) just landed Chris Paul and inked both James Harden and Daryl Morey to long-term extensions, this team will likely sell closer to that $2 billion figure.
Jul 17 - 3:51 PM

The Rockets are working to flip their $10 million in non-guaranteed contracts for players or assets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

The Rockets made a handful of minor deals to get non-guaranteed deals to help get another trade going. They probably won't be getting much, but we'll keep an eye out.
Jul 6 - 9:04 PM

Rockets head coach Mike D'Antonio won the 2017 Coach of the Year Award.

This was D'Antonio's second time winning the award, as he won it back in 2004 when he led the Suns to a franchise-high tying 62 wins. He was considered the heavy favorite for the award after leading the Rockets to a 55-27 record and a third place finish in the West. The Rockets set the All-Time record for most 3-pointers made in a season and D'Antoni is partly responsible for James Harden's best season of his career.
Jun 26 - 10:39 PM

Daryl Morey has reportedly signed a four-year extension with the Rockets.

Morey had one year left on his contract, so now he's on the books for another five seasons. He's one of the better GMs in the league and has spearheaded the analytics movement in Houston, so this was a fairly easy decision for the Rockets to make.
Jun 21 - 11:50 AM

Mike D'Antoni, Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich are the finalists for Coach of the Year.

D'Antoni's system and James Harden busting out led to the Rockets rising to No. 3 in the Western Conference from not making the playoffs last year. Coach Spo continues to turn trash to treasure with a litany of players turning their careers around as his Heat team just missed the playoffs. Of course, Pop is arguably the best coach of all time.
May 19 - 8:10 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said that he will likely stick with the same starters and rotation for Game 6 vs. the Spurs on Thursday.

This means the Rockets will start Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza and Clint Capela with Lou Williams and Ryan Anderson playing heavy minutes off the bench. The Rockets paid the price for only using seven players in Game 5 because fatigue was an issue, so it still wouldn't be a total surprise if D'Antoni gives Sam Dekker or Montrezl Harrell a handful of minutes -- D'Antoni said he will "think about it."
May 11 - 11:48 AM

The NBA fined Rockets owner Leslie Alexander $100,000 for confronting a referee during Game 5.

With less than a minute in the first quarter, Alexander walked up to a ref during the game to complain about a call. This type of fine is nothing unusual and Mavs owner Mark Cuban knows that more than anyone. The Rockets will have a few more days off before they face the winner of the Spurs-Grizzlies series.
Apr 26 - 5:28 PM

Mike D'Antoni said the main reason he's in the discussion for coach of the year honors is because he has "a really good team."

"Usually for the Coach of the Year the team has been underestimated, and that's how you get it," said D'Antoni. "Otherwise, Golden State and what they're doing, or what San Antonio's doing, but as people said, we're not going to make the playoffs, or barely make it, and then we have 55 wins. So, that's how you win Coach of the Year, and that's why most Coach of the Years get fired the next year. You overperform, then you come back to normal and they fire you." He's right.
Source: ESPN
Apr 20 - 12:23 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said he wants the Rockets to average 50 3-point attempts per game for the rest of the season.

Prior to the season, no team in NBA history had ever attempted 50 3-pointers in a game even once, let alone average that 50 attempts for over 20 games. While not quite realistic, the objective highlights the Rockets unique offensive approach. For instance, the Rockets scored 129 points on Thursday and 125 were on treys, free throws or in the lane. They attempted just three shots that were not in the paint or beyond the 3-point arc. This is all great news for the fantasy stock of Houston players, especially James Harden.
Feb 25 - 10:39 AM

Daryl Morey's position as GM of the Rockets reportedly is not quite as secure as it once was.

Rockets' owner Leslie Alexander reportedly took a more active role in the team building process this past offseason, and also fired Morey confidant and VP of player personnel Gianluca Pascucci. "Last year was disappointing," Morey said. "It's always uncomfortable in Houston. That's how it should be. I don't feel more or less pressure about my job than I ever have." The Rockets have got off to a much better start this season, owning a 5-3 record, so Morey's job is probably safe for the time being.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 09:57:00 AM

Daryl Morey believes it will be "pretty easy" to trade up into the first round on draft day.

"I think it will be pretty easy to trade into the first this year," Morey said. "There are four teams that have almost half the draft in the first round and none of them want to use their pick to trade. Trading in will be easy." The Rockets currently do not own a first-round selection in the 2016 NBA draft, but it sounds like Morey will be looking to change that with a draft day trade.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 03:54:00 PM

The Rockets are making a hard push to hire Rex Kalamian as an assistant.

He's an assistant with the Raptors and is believed to be a favorite of James Harden. The Wizards and Raptors are also still looking to have him on their staff as well.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 11:20:00 PM

The Rockets are reportedly finalizing a four-year deal to install Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach.

D'Antoni officially beats out Stephen Silas for the head coaching gig in Houston, and the D'Antoni hire all but guarantees that Dwight Howard will be donning a different jersey next season. D'Antoni is a fantasy friendly coach, and his uptempo style will lead to more fantasy goodness for all those involved. With Howard assuredly gone and both Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas bound for free agency, Clint Capela could find himself in a starting role next season. As for James Harden, his numbers are sure to be ridiculous with D'Antoni at the helm.

The Rockets are close to signing Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

D'Antoni reportedly impressed Rockets owner Leslie Alexander and Houston is said to be putting together a formal offer. While a D'Antoni hiring should improve the fantasy prospects of most on the Rockets roster, his signing would likely also signal the end of the Dwight Howard era in Houston as the two had their issues with the Lakers.
Thu, May 19, 2016 10:05:00 AM

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PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Chinanu Onuaku
5Zhou Qi