It was a tough week for Rocket fans as Houston got mathematically eliminated for the second season in a row. It’s going to be an interesting off-season regarding Yao Ming‘s potential return to the NBA, if he does return where he’ll play, if head coach Rick Adelman and his staff will be back, what players they will try to pursue, if a lockout will be averted, etc.
This current Rockets’ team played very hard and almost pulled off the impossible by making the playoffs after a poor 0-5 start and not having Yao Ming for virtually the entire season. You’ve got to be respect what they did. I’m already looking forward to next season, and this season hasn’t even finished yet.
On a completely different note, if you are looking for a good read about NBA basketball and sports in general, I highly recommend a book I’m currently reading titled “Scorecasting – The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won.” If you subscribe to the Daryl Morey school of sports analytics, There’s lots of great information in there about NBA officiating and many other topics too numerous to mention. Check out the book’s web site here.