Houston Rockets Tickets


The Rockets were founded in 1967 in San Diego, and after being bought by Robert Breitbard for 1.75 million dollars, they joined the NBA as an expansion team for the 1967-68 NBA season. The San Diego franchise nickname became the “Rockets” due to the city calling itself “a city of motion”. Jack McMahon was named the Rockets’ coach, and the team’s first draft pick, in 1967, was the future Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley. However, the Rockets went on to lose 67 games in their inaugural season, which was then an NBA record for losses in a season.

The Rockets were founded in 1967 in San Diego, and after being bought by Robert Breitbard for 1.75 million dollars, they joined the NBA as an expansion team for the 1967-68 NBA season. The San Diego franchise nickname became the “Rockets” due to the city calling itself “a city of motion”. Jack McMahon was named the Rockets’ coach, and the team’s first draft pick, in 1967, was the future Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley. However, the Rockets went on to lose 67 games in their inaugural season, which was then an NBA record for losses in a season.

The 1997-98 seasons were marked by injuries, and the team finished 41-41 with the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Houston once again faced the Jazz, this time in the first round, and they lost the series 3-2. Drexler retired after the season, and the Rockets made another bold trade to bring in Scottie Pippen to take his place. In the strike-shortened 199899 season, the Rocket went 31-19, but lost to the Lakers in the first round 3-1 of the playoffs. After the 1999 draft, the Rockets traded for the third overall pick Steve Francis from the Vancouver Grizzlies, in exchange for four players and a first-round draft pick. However, after Houston traded a discontented Pippen to Portland, and Barkley suffered a career-ending injury, the rebuilt Rockets went 3448 and missed the playoffs, for only the second time in 15 years. The Rockets consistently give their city something to cheer about, Houston Rockets tickets, due to their continued success, will always be a hot ticket.