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Juaquin Hawkins reflects on the passing of Rockets scout B.J. Johnson

Juaquin Hawkins reflects on the passing of Rockets scout B.J. Johnson

Former Houston Rockets forward Juaquin Hawkins reflects on the passing of Brent B.J. Johnson, and how the former scout helped him make the team in 2002. When the Houston Rockets took on the Washington Wizards in November of 2002, Juaquin Hawkins had the best performance of his NBA career. He scored 14 points, and recorded 8 rebounds, 5 assists and a block to help the Rockets take a 93-86 victory over the Michael Jordan-led Wizards. That night, Hawkins walked off the court of the Compaq Center feeling accomplished. A dream realized for the then 29-year-old California native who went...
The Dream Shake Oct 22, 2020
Harden My Take analyzes Tilman Fertitta’s role in organization

Harden My Take analyzes Tilman Fertitta’s role in organization

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Jeremy and Michael have something to say. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy and Michael break down owner Tilman Fertitta’s role in the team’s basketball operations and the updates with the team’s coaching search. Topics discussed: Brian Windhorst’s comments on Jeff Van Gundy no longer in coaching search Adrian Wojnarowski’s comments on Jeff Van Gundy remaining as lead candidate in coaching search Tilman Fertitta’s appearance on CNBC declaring the Rockets a contender Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for...
The Dream Shake Oct 20, 2020
Rockets 2020 Player Recaps: James Harden

Rockets 2020 Player Recaps: James Harden

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It was another fine year for The Beard, but it once again ended in disappointment. James Harden Recap: What more can be said about The Beard that hasn’t been said already? He’s simply the finest offensive player of this generation, as he racked up his third consecutive scoring title by averaging 34.3 points per game. In fact, Harden started off the season so hot, it appeared he might average 40 a night, as he put up 39.5 points per game in November and 37.3 points per game December. He then cooled off after the new year, averaging just 28.6 points per...
The Dream Shake Oct 19, 2020
Harden My Take breaks down hiring of new GM Rafael Stone

Harden My Take breaks down hiring of new GM Rafael Stone

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Jeremy and Michael sound off. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy and Michael break down all things related to the new general manager Rafael Stone of the Houston Rockets. The pair also discuss Tilman Fertitta’s role in basketball operations and whether it is helping or hurting the franchise. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to...
www.chron.com Oct 18, 2020

Daryl Morey takes out full-page ad to thank Rockets, city of Houston

Daryl Morey had nothing but good things to say about the city of Houston, the Rockets, and especially James Harden.
The Dream Shake Oct 17, 2020
Rockets 2020 Player Recaps: Russell Westbrook

Rockets 2020 Player Recaps: Russell Westbrook

Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Russell Westbrook’s first season with the Houston Rockets was a rollercoaster of a ride affected most by the COVID-19 pandemic.    Russell Westbrook Recap: Opening night, Oct. 26, 2019. Running off the excitement and adrenaline of a new season, Russell Westbrook did his signature pre-game ritual in front of the home crowd. But instead of hyping-up the fans inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, Westbrook celebrated the start of a new year on the floor of the Toyota Center draped in Houston Rockets gear. It was Westbrook’s first official game as a Rocket....
The Dream Shake Oct 16, 2020
Rockets, NBA react to death of scout BJ Johnson

Rockets, NBA react to death of scout BJ Johnson

Photo by Christian Inoferio/NBAE via The Rockets scout died in a bicycle accident Thursday. Rockets scout BJ Johnson tragically passed away in a bicycle accident Thursday. He was 65. The Athletic’s Shams Charania described it as a “crushing loss” for the NBA, Rockets and the basketball community. “You won’t find a friendlier person in the NBA,” ESPN’s Tim McMahon said in a tweet. Johnson began working for the Rockets in 1994-95, the second championship team in franchise history, up until this past season. He crossed paths with hundreds of players throughout his 25 years in...
The Dream Shake Oct 16, 2020
Harden My Take digests Daryl Morey’s resignation, future of Rockets

Harden My Take digests Daryl Morey’s resignation, future of Rockets

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Where do the Rockets go from here? Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown break down the news of Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey stepping down from his post and leaving the organization. Then, talk transitions to the coaching search and how Morey’s departure changes the current state of affairs. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com....
The Dream Shake Oct 15, 2020
BREAKING: Daryl Morey steps down as GM

BREAKING: Daryl Morey steps down as GM

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via He’s been with the team since 2007. The Rockets need a new head coach, but they are also going to need a new general manager. After 13 years with the team, GM Daryl Morey is stepping down from the position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN Sources: Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down. https://t.co/NTmplVtWcl— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 15, 2020 In the article written by Woj, it appears that Morey has planned this exit since the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs last month. He will remain...
The Dream Shake Oct 15, 2020
Rockets currently in talks with Jeff Van Gundy

Rockets currently in talks with Jeff Van Gundy

Photo by Robert Seale/Sporting News via via It’s getting hot and heavy. Yesterday, ESPN reported that the Houston Rockets were really into Tyronn Lue after his interview for the team’s head coaching position, and now it seems they’ve moved their affections over to Jeff Van Gundy and may even actually be negotiating a contract. According to Adrian Wojnarowski: Jeff Van Gundy met with Houston Rockets ownership and management today on the franchise's coaching job and conversations with the team will continue on Thursday, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October...
The Dream Shake Oct 13, 2020
Report: Tyronn Lue current favorite for Rockets head coach

Report: Tyronn Lue current favorite for Rockets head coach

Photo by Tim Warner/ The coaching search is heating up this week. It was reported this earlier that the Houston Rockets had several interviews on tap this week, and while they haven’t all yet been complete, one candidate has reportedly emerged. According to ESPN, former Los Angeles Clippers assistant and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is gaining steam as a potential new head coach for the Rockets. Lue had his interview with the team yesterday, and the Houston front office is reportedly impressed, though they have yet to speak with Jeff Van Gundy, the other big name on tap...
The Dream Shake Oct 12, 2020
Harden My Take looks at more coaches, including Jeff Van Gundy

Harden My Take looks at more coaches, including Jeff Van Gundy

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Could JVG return to the Rockets bench? Harden My Take talks it out. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy and Michael look into the pros and cons of four potential Rockets coaching candidates and assess the possibility of whether they will be hired or not. Candidates discussed in this episode include: Stephen Silas, Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr., Denver Nuggets assistant coach Jeff Van Gundy, former Rockets head coach, 2004-07 David Vanterpool, Minnesota Timberwolves associate head coach Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click...
The Dream Shake Oct 11, 2020
Rockets to interview Tyronn Lue and Jeff Van Gundy this week

Rockets to interview Tyronn Lue and Jeff Van Gundy this week

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Book the interview! Two of the biggest names that have been in the rumors for the Houston Rockets and their coaching search are Tyronn Lue and Jeff Van Gundy. They’ve both been linked since the job became available, and now we have confirmation that sit downs with the team are imminent. According to Marc Stein, the Rockets will interview both Lue and Van Gundy this coming week, along with current Houston player development coach John Lucas (which we reported earlier). Ty Lue is scheduled to interview with the Rockets early next week for Houston's...
www.chron.com Oct 10, 2020

Fans cheer return of NBA broadcasts in China

BEIJING (AP) — Basketball fans in Beijing cheered national broadcaster CCTV’s decision to resume broadcasts of NBA games Saturday after a year-long absence brought on by a dispute over politics in Hong Kong. CCTV aired Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat — the first time the league appeared on the network since the rift that started when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for anti-government protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Eighteen-year-old high school student Li Xinyu said he considered the timing...
The Dream Shake Oct 9, 2020
Is it time for the Rockets to let John Lucas take the helm?

Is it time for the Rockets to let John Lucas take the helm?

Photos by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Among the many candidates, former lottery pick and now player development coach John Lucas has chance to become the next head coach of the Houston Rockets.   When John Lucas was drafted by the Houston Rockets during the 1976 NBA Draft, the North Carolina native was brought in to help change the fortune of a struggling franchise. The Rockets came up short of qualifying for the playoffs a year prior and finished the ‘76 season with a 40-42 record. Lucas was Houston’s top overall pick following a sensational collegiate career at Maryland, though it...

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