Houston Rockets

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Houston Rockets
2019–20 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 managerDaryl Morey
Head coachMike D'Antoni
OwnershipTilman Fertitta[7]
Affiliation(s)Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Championships2 (1994, 1995)
Conference titles4 (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995)
Division titles7 (1977, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2015, 2018, 2019)
Retired numbers6 (11, 22, 23, 24, 34, 45)
Websitewww.nba.com/rockets

The Houston Rockets are a team in the National Basketball Association 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.

Hakeem Olajuwon was a star player for the Rockets. He lead them to their first NBA championship in 1994. They repeated as champions in 1995. Yao Ming was also a star player for the Rockets.

References[change | change source]

  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. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–Houston Rockets seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. NBA Media Ventures (June 20, 2019). "Rockets Reveal Three New Uniforms for 2019-20 NBA Season". Press release. https://www.nba.com/rockets/rockets-reveal-three-new-uniforms-2019-20-nba-season. Retrieved June 21, 2019. 
  5. "Houston Rockets Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  6. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (October 16, 2018). "ROKiT Phones Named Inaugural Jersey Partner". Press release. https://www.nba.com/rockets/rokit-phones-named-inaugural-jersey-partner. 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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