2006–07 Houston Rockets season

2006–07 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy
General manager Carroll Dawson
Owner(s) Leslie Alexander
Arena Toyota Center
Record 5230 (.634)
Place Division: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com

Local media
Television FSN Houston, KNWS

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.[1] The Rockets faced the Utah Jazz in the playoffs, losing the series in seven games.

With the playoff loss, the Rockets made the decision to fire head coach Jeff Van Gundy on May 18, 2007. Five days later, former San Diego Rockets (now the Houston Rockets) player Rick Adelman was hired in Van Gundy's position.[2]

Like the previous two seasons, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming once again were selected to play in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. However, McGrady was the only team representative as Yao did not play due to an injury. It was Yao's fifth All-Star appearance and the last of seven All-Star appearances for McGrady as later injuries began to slow him down and eventually limit his playing time.


NBA Draft

Main article: 2006 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club
1 8 Rudy Gay (traded to Memphis) Forward  United States Connecticut
2 32 Steve Novak Forward  United States Marquette


Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 12 United States Alston, Rafer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Fresno State
F 31 United States Battier, Shane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
F 44 United States Hayes, Chuck 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kentucky
G 2 United States Head, Luther 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Illinois
F 5 United States Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
G 15 United States Lucas, John 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oklahoma State
G/F 1 United States McGrady, Tracy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mt. Zion Christian Academy (HS)
C 55 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Georgetown
F 20 United States Novak, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Marquette
G/F 13 United States Snyder, Kirk 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nevada
G 10 Greece Spanoulis, Vassilis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Greece
C 25 Greece Tsakalidis, Jake 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Republic of Georgia
G/F 6 United States Wells, Bonzi 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ball State
C 11 China Yao Ming 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg) China
Head coach

  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured


Roster Notes



  1. Houston Rockets News, Schedule, etc ESPN.com, accessed June 12, 2008
  2. Houston Rockets and Jeff Van Gundy to Part Ways, nba.com, accessed June 12, 2008

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