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@  slick shoes : (23 November 2015 - 07:15 PM) I think that is the worst part about our season thus far. We fired a guy who had little to do with the problem instead of addressing the real issue of team chemistry which is becoming more and more apparent. I don't think anyone is on the same page as anyone else.
@  cointurtlemoose : (21 November 2015 - 06:39 AM) McHale might not have been a great coach, but he definitely was NOT the problem with this team...
@  majik19 : (21 November 2015 - 02:31 AM) our team is just embarassing
@  cointurtlemoose : (19 November 2015 - 07:11 AM) That was the most Corey Brewer thing I have ever seen
@  majik19 : (19 November 2015 - 04:20 AM) how the hell did that happen? maybe just switching from McHale to JB will change our bad luck...
@  Willk : (19 November 2015 - 03:58 AM) in my face
@  bboley24 : (19 November 2015 - 03:55 AM) So that just happened
@  Cooper : (19 November 2015 - 03:53 AM) got the win
@  Willk : (19 November 2015 - 02:06 AM) fire McHale! playing like crap again
@  SadLakerFan : (18 November 2015 - 06:21 PM) It's unfair, but it's the right move because it's the only move major move they had available to them. But, it seems just a tad premature - I wonder what was really said in the player meeting.
@  majik19 : (18 November 2015 - 06:03 PM) So much for building off continuity now that the core is in place... It's probably about time for another "Morey's Plan" article from Rahat.
@  txtdo1411 : (18 November 2015 - 05:26 PM) No problem. He definitely made it clear that changes will continue to be made until we are winning again.
@  cointurtlemoose : (18 November 2015 - 05:19 PM) Thanks for the link, txtdo; good words from Morey, I thought
@  cointurtlemoose : (18 November 2015 - 05:14 PM) Wow, I expected this 6 or 7 games from now if things didn't change... This seems a tad early. And they better have a replacement actually in mind and ready to hire, otherwise this seems like a misguided move
@  txtdo1411 : (18 November 2015 - 05:13 PM) Its going on right now.
@  txtdo1411 : (18 November 2015 - 05:13 PM) http://api.viglink.c...9&title=Rockets Press Conference 11am - ClutchFans&txt=http://www.khou.com/videos/news/loca...7/29/12651418/
@  slick shoes : (18 November 2015 - 05:12 PM) Anyone know where to listen in to the DM press conference?
@  DenverRocket : (18 November 2015 - 04:50 PM) Shocked too, but then again not. Something had to give. I can't see JB being given the reins f/t. Surely they have a contingency? Thibs?
@  txtdo1411 : (18 November 2015 - 04:48 PM) I wonder if the plan is to find a replacement fairly quickly, or to give JB a shot. I'm trying to understand how things would change, since JB has been in the locker room all year. The players are going to give him effort now just because McHale is gone?
@  majik19 : (18 November 2015 - 04:22 PM) just shocked. I feel like this is now a lost season. We were struggling under McHale, but do we really think J.B. can lead us to a championship?

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#1 Red94

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    Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:23 PM

    New post: Rockets retro: Charles Barkley against the Sonics
    By: rahat huq

    While it's counter to popular opinion, I'll always maintain that the Barkley trade was absolutely the right move to make and a successful one at that.  It served its purpose: getting past Seattle.  With Charles a man possessed in that series, Houston was able to get past a team that had tormented it in the years sandwiching the title runs.  The Sonics could no longer zone down on Olajuwon with another potent post-man manning the opposite block.  Indeed, the Barkley trade also was likely the cause of the loss to Utah.  With Horry and Cassell, the Rockets had had no trouble disposing of the Jazz in prior years.  But there would be no matchup with Utah without getting past Seattle first.

    Also, it's often stated that the deal robbed Houston of its future but again, I heartily disagree.  Horry, for all of his postseason heroics, was not exactly a prime performer during the regular campaign.  (His best statistical season came in 1996 when he averaged 12 points and 5.8 rebounds on 41% shooting from the floor.)  Cassell, for his part, went on to greater heights, putting up fringe All-Star numbers after securing starting roles on the teams onto which he bounced around.  But while he's thought of as legend, he alone would not have been enough in those following years, especially with Olajuwon and Drexler sharply in decline.  (After extending both Horry and Cassell, the Rockets would have been capped out and unable to make other additions; recall that it took shipping out those players in the Barkley deal to even fit Kevin Willis under the cap.)  The Rockets probably would have sputtered and hung around in mediocrity until Olajuwon finally bowed out.

    No, the Rockets had to go all in for one last hurrah, and they did.  Who knows what might have happened had they signed one of the veteran point guards on the market in '97 rumored to have been waiting for their call.  John Stockton probably doesn't go berserk in Game 6 with a more experienced hand applying pressure.  And the next year, in '98, despite just being the 8th seed, they had Utah on the ropes, up 2-1, holding the lead in Game 4, before a freak triceps injury to Barkley himself.

    Carrol Dawson made many mistakes - this blog has been quick to point them out.  But the Barkley trade was not one of them.


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    Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

    I had a friend tell me the other day that these are one of the ugliest uniforms he has ever seen. Does anyone agree with that?


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    #3 timetodienow1234567

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    Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

    I had a friend tell me the other day that these are one of the ugliest uniforms he has ever seen. Does anyone agree with that?


    They're not the best, but definitely not the worst
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    Why so Serious? :D





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