2011–12 Houston Rockets season

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2011–12 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Kevin McHale
General manager Daryl Morey
Owner(s) Leslie Alexander
Arena Toyota Center
Results
Record 34–32 (.515)
Place Division: 4th (Southwest)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FS Houston, KTXH
Radio Sports Radio 610
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Houston Rockets season was the 45th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 41st based in Houston. The off-season saw team draft a pair of first round picks, forward Marcus Morris from Kansas was drafted 14th overall and Madrid sensation Nikola Mirotić was drafted 23rd overall. Forward and 3-point specialist Chandler Parsons from Florida was taken with the 38th pick in the second round. The season is most memorable when ex-Celtic Kevin McHale was hired to be their new head coach for the upcoming season. The Rockets finished with a mediocre 34-32 record without the playoffs.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 14 Marcus Morris PF  United States Kansas
1 23 Nikola Mirotić PF  Spain Real Madrid
2 38 Chandler Parsons SF  United States University of Florida

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 6 Boykins, Earl 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 133 lb (60 kg) 1976–06–02 Eastern Michigan
F 10 Budinger, Chase 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1988–05–22 Arizona
C 29 Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1974–03–22 Massachusetts
C 21 Dalembert, Samuel 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1981–05–10 Seton Hall
G 3 Dragić, Goran 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–05–06 Slovenia
G 9 Fortson, Courtney (DL) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–05–23 Arkansas
G/F 5 Lee, Courtney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1985–10–03 Western Kentucky
G 7 Lowry, Kyle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1986–03–25 Villanova
SG 12 Martin, Kevin Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1983–02–01 Western Carolina
F 2 Morris, Marcus 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1989–02–09 Kansas
F 25 Parsons, Chandler 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1988–10–25 Florida
PF 54 Patterson, Patrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1989–03–14 Kentucky
F/C 4 Scola, Luis (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1980–04–30 Argentina
F 20 Simpson, Diamon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1987-09-08 Saint Mary's College of California
F/C 0 Smith, Greg (DL) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991–01–08 Fresno State
C 32 Thabeet, Hasheem 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 263 lb (119 kg) 1987-02-16 University of Connecticut
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2012–04–06

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Samuel Dalembert Marcus Camby Greg Smith
PF Luis Scola Patrick Patterson
SF Chandler Parsons Chase Budinger Marcus Morris
SG Kevin Martin Courtney Lee
PG Goran Dragic Earl Boykins Kyle Lowry

Pre-season[edit]

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout negotiations, the programmed pre-season schedule, along with the first two weeks of the regular season were scraped, and a two-game pre-season was set for each team once the lockout concluded.


2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-San Antonio Spurs 50 16 .758 0.0 28–5 22–11 12–4 66
x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9.0 26–7 15–18 7–8 66
x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14.0 23–10 13–20 8–5 66
Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16.0 22–11 12–21 6–8 66
New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29.0 11–22 10–23 3–11 66


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-San Antonio Spurs * 50 16 .758 66
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder * 47 19 .712 3.0 66
3 y-Los Angeles Lakers * 41 25 .621 9.0 66
4 x-Memphis Grizzlies 41 25 .621 9.0 66
5 x-Los Angeles Clippers 40 26 .606 10.0 66
6 x-Denver Nuggets 38 28 .576 12.0 66
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 36 30 .545 14.0 66
8 x-Utah Jazz 36 30 .545 14.0 66
9 Houston Rockets 34 32 .515 16.0 66
10 Phoenix Suns 33 33 .500 17.0 66
11 Portland Trail Blazers 28 38 .424 22.0 66
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 40 .394 24.0 66
13 Golden State Warriors 23 43 .348 27.0 66
14 Sacramento Kings 22 44 .333 28.0 66
15 New Orleans Hornets 21 45 .318 29.0 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 

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