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
date=2008-05-03
]

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

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.

Milestones

Transactions

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
url=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4824133.html
title=Adelman reaches deal to coach Rockets
publisher=Houston Chronicle
author=Jonathan Feigen
date=2007-05-21
]

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
date=2007-07-17
] 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
date=2007-07-20
]

Trades

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
date=2007-09-07
]

Playoffs

ee also

*2007-08 NBA season

References

External links

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


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 2006–07 Houston Rockets season — The 2006 07 Houston Rockets season was the 40th season of the Houston Rockets franchise in the NBA. The team ended the regular season with a 52 30 record and a 3rd place finish in the Southwest. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=hou …   Wikipedia

  • 1994–95 Houston Rockets season — NBA season team = Houston Rockets misc = NBA Champions end year = 1995 wins = 47 losses = 35 division = Midwest division place = 3 conf place = 6 coach = Rudy Tomjanovich arena = Compaq Center owners = Leslie Alexander television = radio =… …   Wikipedia

  • 2007–08 Boston Celtics season — NBA season team = Boston Celtics end year = 2008 wins = 66 losses = 16 division = atlantic division place = 1 conf place = 1 coach = Doc Rivers owners = Wycliffe Grousbeck Stephen Pagliuca H. Irving Grousbeck arena = TD Banknorth Garden playoffs …   Wikipedia

  • 2007–08 Minnesota Timberwolves season — NBA season team = Minnesota Timberwolves end year = 2008 wins = 22 losses = 60 division = northwest division place = 4 conf place = 13 coach = Randy Wittman arena = Target Center playoffs = DNQ bbr team = MINThe 2007 08 Minnesota Timberwolves… …   Wikipedia

  • Houston Rockets — Conferencia Conferencia Oeste División División Suroeste Fundado 1967 Hist …   Wikipedia Español

  • Houston Rockets seasons — This is the complete history of the actions of the Houston Rockets in their seasons (on the left), and postseasons (on the right). colspan= 6 align=center bgcolor= #2176ea | San Diego Rockets 1967 68 || 15 || 67 || .183 || | 1968 69 || 37 || 45… …   Wikipedia

  • 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=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/first100/1050922.html|title=Owners, fans waited years before… …   Wikipedia

  • 2007 NBA Playoffs — The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Association s 2006–2007 season. There were four rounds of postseason action, all of them in a best of seven format, with teams seeded on a bracket. The team with the better… …   Wikipedia

  • 2007 NBA Draft — General information Date(s) June 28, 2007 Time 7:30 pm (EDT) Location Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York Network(s) (US) …   Wikipedia

  • 2007 NBA Finals — Team Coach Wins San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.