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Posts Tagged ‘Houston Rockets.’

Kevin McHale is back coaching the Houston Rockets

 

Kevin McHale (photo by Wendy from Minneapolis via wikipedia commons)

Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale has returned to the team’s bench after being away almost a month from the team after the death of his daughter.

Houston went 7-6 under interim coach Kelvin Sampson.

McHale took the leave of absence on November 10 to be with his family as his daughter’s health became worse.

Alexandra “Sasha” McHale, who was just 23, died on November 24 from complications of lupus.

McHale played his entire NBA career with the Boston Celtics.

 

Info compiled from Houston Rockets, Radio & TV news

Jeremy Lin getting ready to host basketball camp in China this month

 

New Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin says he hopes to get young players’ more enthusiastic about the game of basketball when he hosts a four-day camp.

The popular NBA star has the camp planned for later this month in southern China.

Jeremy Lin (photo by Gary King via wikipedia commons)

In a press conference a couple of days ago in Beijing, Lin says he is expecting at least 80 kids to attend the camp.

Lin is a very huge draw because of his Asian heritage in the homeland of former NBA star Yao Ming, a former Houston Rockets center.

 

Info compiled from Radio & TV news

Former OSU star Diebler traded from Portland to Houston

 

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded the negotiating rights to former Ohio State guard Jon Diebler to the Houston Rockets as part of a three-team trade that also involved Boston Celtics and shooting guard Courtney Lee.

Jon Diebler (OSU photo)

In exchange for Diebler, Portland obtained guard Sasha Pavlovic, two 2013 second-round draft picks and cash from the Celtics.

Diebler, who is from Upper Sandusky, Ohio, was selected by the Trail Blazers with the 51st pick in the 2011 NBA draft, played his rookie season in Greece.

 

Info compiled from NBA, Portland Trail Blazers, Radio & TV news

 

Yao Ming asks Naismith Hall nomination be set aside for a year

 

Yao Ming dunks in November 21 2008 game vs Washington (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Yao Ming’s agent, John Huizinga, has asked the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to hold up Yao’s nomination to the shrine for one year.

Back in July, Yao retired from the Houston Rockets and was nominated by a member of the Chinese media as a contributor to the game, and would have been eligible for induction in 2012.

Yao feels it is too soon for him to be on the Hall’s ballot

Yao, an eight-time All-Star, would be eligible to enter as a player in 2017.

Yao played in 486 games in his career, with 476 starts, averaged 32.5 minutes per game, shot .524 from the field, .833 at the foul line, averaged 9.2 rebounds per game and averaged 19.0 points per game.

Info compiled from Radio, TV & NBA news

Houston Rockets reportedly gets 2013 All-Star game

Toyota Center September 2010 (photo by Ed Uthman of Houston Texas via wikipedia commons)

It seems like Houston, Texas will be the host of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in 2013.

According to internet, Radio and TV news reports and one hotel in the Houston area, the Hilton Americas, the game and events will be in February of 2013.

The Hilton Americas hotel is across the street from the Houston Rockets home, the Toyota Center.

The Toyota Center also hosted the event in 2006.

The Astrodome hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 1989.

The Toyota Center opened in 2003, holds 18,043 for basketball and is also the home of the AHL team, the Houston Aeros.

There has been no word of a confirmation from the NBA and the Rockets as of yet.

 

Info compiled from internet, Radio & TV news

 

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