2007–08 Houston Rockets season

2007–08 Houston Rockets season

NBA season

team = Houston Rockets
end_year = 2008
wins = 55
losses = 27
division = southwest
division_place = 3
conf_place = 5
coach = Rick Adelman
arena = Toyota Center
playoffs = First Round
(eliminated 2–4)
bbr_team = HOU

The 2007-08 Houston Rockets season will be their 41st season in the National Basketball Association and 37th in Houston. The Rockets won at least 50 games for the second straight season and made the playoffs also on the back of a 22 game winning streak, the second longest in the history of the NBA. The Houston Rockets came into the 2007-2008 playoffs without Yao Ming, who was still injured. This injury contributed to the Rockets' elimination by the Utah Jazz in the first round (2-4). cite web
url= http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/5751238.html
title=Jazz finish off Rockets despite McGrady's 40
publisher=Houston Chronicle
author=Jonathan Feigen

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

*The 2007 NBA Draft took place in New York City, New York on June 28.
*The free agency period begins in July.

Draft picks

Houston's selections from the 2007 NBA Draft in New York, New York.

Awards and records


Starting with the January 29, 2008 win versus the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets have won 22 consecutive games. The streak came to an end against the Boston Celtics. The streak is the second longest winning streak in NBA history.



The Rockets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

Houston will begin the 2007-08 season with recently hired Rick Adelman as the team's 11th head coach.cite web
title=Adelman reaches deal to coach Rockets
publisher=Houston Chronicle
author=Jonathan Feigen

Less than a week later, Scola signed with the Rockets.cite web
url= http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/Rockets_sign_Argentine_star_fo-231948-34.html
title=Scola signed rockets
publisher=Rockets Official Website
author=Damien Pierce
] On July 20 guard Steve Francis signed a 2 year deal with the Rockets, after he accepted a buyout of the last two seasons of his contract, worth roughly $30 million from the Portland Trail Blazers . He is expected to compete for a starting job with Mike James and Rafer Alston cite web
url= http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/bk/bkn/4984146.html
title=Francis returns to Rockets
publisher=Houston Chronicle
author=Jonathan Feigen


Court Redesign

On September 7, it was announced that the Rockets will debut a new court design for the 2007-08 season. The court design includes a lighter varnished wood inside the three point area, similar to the Seattle Supersonics, while the rest are dark varnished wood. The color red will remain on the Rockets logo, and the script. This court design is similar to the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns, and Portland Trail Blazers in which most of the hardwood is exposed.cite web
url= http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/Rockets_planning_to_unveil_new-236211-34.html
title=Home Improvement
publisher=Rockets Official Website
author=Damien Pierce


ee also

*2007-08 NBA season


External links

* [http://www.nba.com/rockets/index_main.html Official Rockets website]

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