List of Houston Rockets head coaches

List of Houston Rockets head coaches

The Rockets first joined the National Basketball Association in 1967, after they were established in San Diego by Robert Breitbard.cite news|url=|title=Owners, fans waited years before Rockets took off|date=September 20, 2001|publisher=Houston Chronicle|accessdate=2008-05-13] However, after four losing seasons,cite web|url=|title=Houston Rockets||accessdate=2008-05-19] the team was sold to a group of investors based in Houston. The group subsequently relocated the team to Houston, where the Rockets have remained for 37 seasons.

Rudy Tomjanovich, who played and coached with the Rockets a total of 23 years is the franchise's all-time leader in both regular season and playoff games coached and wins.cite web|url=|title=Houston Rockets Coach Register||accessdate=2008-05-17] He also led the Rockets to their only two titles in franchise history, in 1994 and 1995.cite web|url=|title=Rudy Tomjanovich Coaching Record||accessdate=2008-05-19] The Rockets current head coach, Rick Adelman, is the leader in winning percentage.

Alex Hannum is currently the only coach of the Rockets to have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. [cite web|url=|title=Alexander M. "Alex" Hannum|publisher=Basketball Hall of|accessdate=2008-05-19] Three former players, Johnny Egan, Tomjanovich, and Adelman, went on to coach for the Rockets, [cite web|url=|title=Johnny Egan Statistics||accessdate=2008-05-19] [cite web|url=|title=Rudy Tomjanovich Statistics||accessdate=2008-05-19] [cite web|url=|title=Rick Adelman Statistics| |accessdate=2008-05-19] and two coaches, Tex Winter and Egan, spent their entire coaching career with the Rockets.cite web|url=|title=Tex Winter Coaching Record||accessdate=2008-05-19] cite web|url=|title=Johnny Egan Coaching Record||accessdate=2008-05-19] cite web|url=|title=Tom Nissalke Coaching Record||accessdate=2008-05-19]



"Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2007-08 season."


*A running total of the number of coaches of the Rockets. Thus any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.


*cite web|url=|title=Houston Rockets Coach Register||accessdate=2008-05-17


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