The coaching staff shake up continues, as the Houston Rockets and assistant coach Roy Rogers have agreed to part ways.
A second Rockets assistant coach will not return next season. Roy Rogers and the Rockets have mutually agreed to part ways, sources told ESPN.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) May 24, 2019
This is the second assistant coach the Rockets have parted with in less than 7 days, after firing well-regarded defensive assistant Jeff Bzdelik last week.
Rogers is also a defensive guy, filling in for Bzdelik at the beginning of the last year when Bzdelik was still retired, so the Rockets have some serious work to do to replenish their coaching staff, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
It remains to be seen who will be hired to replace these guys, though there are some rumors that the team is courting some yet-to-be-named well-known coaches. All just rumors for now though.
In the meantime, it’s Mike D’Antoni’s fort to hold down. Don’t expect him to be going anywhere, though, as he told The Athletic (subscription required) that he’s already been told by the team that he will be back this coming season. He’s also alluded to going after an extension, but it remains to be seen whether or not management is buying in to that.
In the meantime, who would you like to see as a defensive assistant alongside D’Antoni, Dream Shakers?