Another season without a post-season
Rick Adelman came to Houston in 2007 hoping to
build a contending team around All-Stars Yao Ming and Tracy
Both were stricken with injuries almost from the moment Adelman
arrived, and the Rockets played most of the last two seasons
without them. McGrady underwent microfracture surgery on his knee and was traded away in February 2010, and Yao missed all but five games this season with a stress fracture in his left ankle.
The remaining Rockets scraped out winning records the past two
seasons, but they'll sit out the playoffs again.
Changes are almost certain, and they may start with Adelman,
whose contract is up. The 64-year-old Adelman moved into eighth
all-time in regular-season victories (945) with Houston's win in
Minnesota in Wednesday's finale.