Report: Without draft picks, Rockets can take time with coaching hire — Rockets Wire

Because the Rockets don’t have a draft pick in the first or second round, Houston can reportedly be more patient with its coaching search.

Report: Without draft picks, Rockets can take time with coaching hire — Rockets Wire

Report: Jeff Van Gundy, John Lucas, Stephen Silas three finalists to be Houston coach — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Rockets are consulting players on this, which could favor popular assistant John Lucas.

Report: Jeff Van Gundy, John Lucas, Stephen Silas three finalists to be Houston coach — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Ty Lue reportedly scheduled to interview with Rockets next week — Rockets Wire

Lue met with the 76ers on Tuesday, and he’s scheduled to meet with the Pelicans on Friday — just a few days before a meeting with Houston.

Ty Lue reportedly scheduled to interview with Rockets next week — Rockets Wire

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is scheduled to interview for the vacant Houston Rockets job next week, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lue, who worked under Doc Rivers last season as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers, is also a candidate there to replace Rivers. Among other options, he’s still reportedly in the mix for the Philadelphia 76ers job, along with Rivers and former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni.https://widgets.thescore.com/embeds/379ad259-7bec-478d-9788-a28695088c55/DE4B63807AD5C1FEB14D39CE5E54D146

The New Orleans Pelicans are scheduled to meet with Lue on Friday, just a few days prior to his scheduled interview with Houston.

Now 43 years old, Lue led the Cavaliers to their only NBA title in 2016. Over parts of four seasons as head coach, Lue compiled a 128-83 record (.607) in the regular season and 41-20 (.671) in the playoffs. Among many attributes, he was well regarded for his ability to build relationships with All-Star players like LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving.

Ty Lue meets with the #Sixers about vacant coaching job https://t.co/ArLTjUBvwL via @phillyinquirer

— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) September 30, 2020

Last week, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported that Lue was a “serious candidate” for the Rockets. As such, their interest progressing to the interview phase shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

Besides Lue, other current candidates for the Rockets are believed to include Rivers; fellow Clippers assistant Sam Cassell; former Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson; Dallas assistant Stephen Silas; Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr.; and former Houston head coach Jeff Van Gundy.

There is no clear timetable for a hire to be made.

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Clippers assistant Ty Lue will obviously be a candidate to replace Doc Rivers in LA, remains in the hunt for the Philadelphia job — although Mike D’Antoni is widely considered the favorite — and Lue has also received support for the Houston job, league sources say

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 29, 2020

Three trends that will define the Lakers-Rockets conference semifinals series — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The beauty of an even series is that for both teams, hope is burning brightly. The Lakers came away from their Game 2 win, a much better showing than their opening effort, believing they had finally showed what they were capable of — that they had finally understood the Rockets’…

Three trends that will define the Lakers-Rockets conference semifinals series — Daily News

Lakers race by Rockets as Anthony Davis, LeBron James overpower on offense — Daily News

Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo (9) scores a three-point basket against Houston Rockets’ Austin Rivers (25) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo (9) celebrates with LeBron James (23) after scoring a…

Lakers race by Rockets as Anthony Davis, LeBron James overpower on offense — Daily News

Lakers, Rockets rely on scout teams to plot out series adjustments — Press Telegram

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Lakers-Rockets series might have four of the NBA’s players who are next to impossible to imitate. That doesn’t stop coaches from trying. Both the Lakers and Rockets have used scout teams to prepare their strategies for the series, using end-of-the-bench players to replicate All-Star counterparts. Houston coach Mike D’Antoni…

Lakers, Rockets rely on scout teams to plot out series adjustments — Press Telegram

Lakers fail to match the energy, speed of revved up Rockets in Game 1 — Daily News

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — So much fatigue. So much for playing tiny lineups. So much for an entire organization feeling crushing pressure to advance. The Lakers won the tip-off against the small-ball Houston Rockets in Game 1 of their second-round series Friday, and then every perceived advantage they had entering the night vanished. The…

Lakers fail to match the energy, speed of revved up Rockets in Game 1 — Daily News

Speedy small-ball Rockets run past Lakers to 112-97 Game 1 win — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Houston used speed and penetration to get into the paint and break down the Lakers.

Speedy small-ball Rockets run past Lakers to 112-97 Game 1 win — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Lakers prep for James Harden, a unique threat on a unique Rockets team — Press Telegram

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The first morning a then-brand new Lakers coaching staff assembled in the same room last summer in a Beverley Hills hotel, they needed a way to feel each other’s basketball philosophies — a common talking point to start understanding how they each saw the game. Frank Vogel’s ice-breaker with his…

Lakers prep for James Harden, a unique threat on a unique Rockets team — Press Telegram

James Harden won Game 7 with a defensive play, then summed up his offensive play with perfect curse word — For The Win

Gotta love this honesty from James Harden.

James Harden won Game 7 with a defensive play, then summed up his offensive play with perfect curse word — For The Win

Chris Paul’s big 4th helps Thunder force Game 7 vs. Rockets — Press Telegram

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul gave the Oklahoma City Thunder at least one more game in the bubble, scoring 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 104-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 6 of a Western Conference first-round series. Paul made two free…

Chris Paul’s big 4th helps Thunder force Game 7 vs. Rockets — Press Telegram