Houston Rockets

National Basketball Association team in Houston, Texas

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in Houston, Texas. They play their home games at the Toyota Center. They began playing in the NBA in 1967 and were originally known as the San Diego Rockets from 1967 to 1971.

Houston Rockets
2022–23 Houston Rockets season
Houston Rockets logo
ConferenceWestern
DivisionSouthwest
Founded1967
HistorySan Diego Rockets
1967–1971
Houston Rockets
1971–present[1][2][3]
ArenaToyota Center
LocationHouston, Texas
Team colorsRed, black, silver, white[4][5]
       
Main sponsorROKiT Phones[6]
General managerRafael Stone
Head coachStephen Silas
OwnershipTilman Fertitta[7]
Affiliation(s)Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Championships2 (1994, 1995)
Conference titles4 (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995)
Division titles8 (1977, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Retired numbers7 (6, 11, 22, 23, 24, 34, 45)
Websitewww.nba.com/rockets

Hakeem Olajuwon was a star player for the Rockets leading them to their first championship in 1994 and their next in 1995 with Hakeem being the Finals MVP both times. Yao Ming and James Harden were also a star players for the Rockets.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Rockets All-Time Record" (PDF). Houston Rockets 2018–19 Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 17, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–Houston Rockets seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. "Rockets Reveal Three New Uniforms for 2019-20 NBA Season". Rockets.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. "Houston Rockets Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  6. "ROKiT Phones Named Inaugural Jersey Partner". Rockets.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. October 16, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  7. "TILMAN J FERTITTA NEW OWNER OF THE HOUSTON ROCKETS". Rockets.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. October 6, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.

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