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2016 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Southwest
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Is D'Antoni a good fit for the Rockets? (1:02)
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7hKevin Pelton

Will Harden and D'Antoni click or clash?

With James Harden dominating the ball and Houston needing help on defense, how good a match is Mike D'Antoni and the Rockets? Kevin Pelton looks at the pros and cons.

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8hCalvin Watkins

James Harden misses out on All-NBA teams

James Harden doesn't play much defense and his relationship with teammates was strained, but his season was good enough to make an All-NBA team.

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9hCalvin Watkins

Rockets finalizing deal for D'Antoni, sources say

The Rockets are finalizing a four-year deal to make Mike D'Antoni their new head coach, sources said, and now will look to lure a defensive specialist to the staff.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal to make Mike D'Antoni their coach according to a source. Rockets have interviewed 12 candidates for the position and are the last NBA team without a coach.

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4dJackie MacMullan

Dwight Howard Q&A: Superman returns?

Can Dwight Howard regain his superstar status? The Rockets center opens up to Jackie MacMullan about past drama in Orlando, Los Angeles and Houston, and what lies ahead.

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Signature moves from NBA greats (1:26)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte assistant coach Stephen Silas will go to Oklahoma City on Monday to interview for a lead assistant's job with the Golden State Warriors according to a source. Silas is one of the leading candidates for the Houston Rockets. With Luke Walton leaving to take the Los Angeles Lakers job, it leaves an opening on the Warriors staff.

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TrueHoop TV Live Episode 171

Amin Elhassan, Pablo Torre, Ethan Strauss, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos and Tim Bontemps talking Bron Wade friendship, Steph appeal, Lowry, KD, Dwight the Triangle.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets list of coaching candidates grows. Multiple sources indicate Orlando assistant coach Adrian Griffin and San Antonio's James Borrego will interview next week. The pair of scheduled interviews will bring the number of potential candidates to 12.

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6dMarc Stein

Sources: Rockets broaden search, eye Borrego

The Rockets, according to league sources, have scheduled a Monday interview with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego, who is a finalist for the Memphis Grizzlies' coaching vacancy.

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Is Dwight Howard's biggest issue his mouth or his game? (2:07)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets coaching search has emerged with two strong leading candidates for the job in Mike D'Antoni and Stephen Silas according to a source. Silas' two interviews with team officials, the last of which with owner Leslie Alexander on Thursday, impressed them so much that the team could see hiring him as a head coach replacing Kevin McHale, who was fired 11 games into the season. The team remains impressed with D'Antoni as well but haven't finalized anything yet.

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1994-95 Rockets still in their own class

As two No. 1 seeds, a No. 2 seed and a No. 3 seed battle it out in the conference finals, we look back on the Houston squad that stands as the only team to win a title after being seeded fourth or worse since seeding began in '84.

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Did D'Antoni help revolutionize basketball as we know it? (0:55)
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Kanell is not buying in to Howard's 'redemption tour' (1:26)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Grizzlies assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik interviewed with Grizzlies about their coach opening yesterday before talking to the Rockets today. He also turned down an opportunity to join the Kings as an assistant coach due to personal reasons.

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On this date: Elie hits 'kiss of death' shot to lift Rockets (0:31)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

With the latest actions today, the Houston Rockets have now interviewed 10 candidates for the vacant head coaching position. Some candidates met with team officials twice. Here are the names: J.B. Bickerstaff, Chris Finch, Stephen Silas, Mike D'Antoni, Rex Kalamia, Jeff Bzdelick, Kenny Smith, Sam Cassell, Jeff Hornacek and David Blatt. Hornacek is finalizing a deal to become the Knicks coach, Smith and Bickerstaff are out of the running. D'Antoni is the perceived favorite and it appears Silas and Kalamia might join the staff as an associate head coach under the new coach, if they don't get the head job.

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Cold Hard Facts: NBA Coaching Carousel (0:47)
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7dMarc Stein and Calvin Watkins

Sources: Rockets talking with 3 more candidates

The Rockets are interviewing three additional candidates for their head-coach opening -- Rex Kalamian, Stephen Silas and Jeff Bzdelik -- but Mike D'Antoni is still expected to get the job.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.54th
Rebounds Per Game43.120th
Assists Per Game22.216th
Points Allowed106.425th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549
2011-123432.515

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