Tilman Fertitta hints Rockets will be aggressive in making changes to build a title contender
The Houston Rockets are serious in making drastic changes in the organization to catapult the team to title contention.
After suffering their second straight playoffs exit at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta suggested that they will be aggressive in revamping the team — be it in the roster, coaching staff up to the training personnel.
“Our organization’s position is why be a fourth seed and one of the top teams but know you probably can’t win a championship with this exact team,” Tilman Fertitta told Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle. “So, it’s what I said the night after the loss. Wherever we can improve coaching or players, let’s do it. But let’s not change to change. We have to know we can improve in that position whether it’s a coach, film guy or a trainer.”
The Rockets have already parted ways with the majority of their coaching staff, including defensive coach Jeff Bzdelik and player development coach Irv Roland. Recent reports, however, suggests that the team is trying to lure former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue to become Mike D’Antoni’s top assistant.
Interestingly, there are also speculations that the Rockets are looking to revamp their roster, with all players except James Harden available. The team is said to be looking for a market for veteran point guard Chris Paul and 25-year-old center Clint Capela.
The Rockets are yet to make a significant move, but they are certainly positioning themselves to be big players this summer.