Rockets Retain Tomjanovich. Look Towards the Future.
Despite finishing a disappointing 28-54, the Rockets will continue with Rudy Tomjanovich as the head coach. The annoucement was confirmed by GM Hornets78 who himself was potentially in danger of losing his job. The team finished with the 5th worst record in the league after finishing 3rd in the West the year before. The struggling play led to a fire sale which saw Rasheed Wallace, Cuttino Mobley, and Sam Cassell being traded before the trade deadline for young players, expiring contracts and draft picks. Sources say upper management was happy with how the younger group performed under Tomjanovich going 9-11 after the deadline compared to 19-43 before the trades while continuing to build for the future. Tomjanovich has become an icon the city spending his entire basketball career with the Rockets organization as a player, assistant, and head coach including back-to-back titles in the mid-90s.
Tomjanovich returns for one more season.
Jack - Sugar Land: Disappointed with the decision. I think the team should have started over. Rudy T lost the team last year and it showed for most of the season. The defense was horrible.
Sonny - Katy : Glad he's back. Love the guy, always have, always will. RUDY TTTTTTTT!!!!
ClydeT - Houston: Not surprised he's back. Rockets are afraid of change. Maybe they will fire the defensive coordinator. 1 reply
Rockets4life - Pearland: There is no coordinators in basketball you moron!
Lakerhater713 - Conroe: Meh, the team is rebuilding anyway. Doubt a new coach would make much of a difference.
HoustonCougar - Downtown: Jeff Van Gundy pleasee!!!!!!!
HakeemtheDream: WTH! The GM and Rudy T are kept!! Do they have compromising pictures of the owner? Crouching Tiger Hidden Rocket?
TheSummitt: No way Rudy T should ever be let go. Championship coaches don't come around the corner.
Rockets78: Still disappointed with the Rasheed trade. The team had him under contract for two more seasons. Why trade him?
Tommy - Missouri City: BOOO!!!! Not renewing my season tickets!
The Missing Link - Parts Unknown: The team has been going in a positive direction since the trade deadline. Why change it?
RocketsSux - Dallas: Love it! This move confirms the Rockets 3rd class status in Texas. Go Mavs! We stole Sam Cassell from you losers.