• Rockets eye Olajuwon as centers' mentor

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 15, 2013
    Olajuwon, 50, has become a tutor for NBA big men but the Rockets want their all-time leading scorer to mentor their current centers as an official team employee. "He has improved so much," Olajuwon told the newspaper. Olajuwon, who was with Rockets personnel in Los Angeles earlier this month when the team made its initial pitch to Howard at the opening of free agency, has worked with Howard in the past. The Houston Rockets are working to hire Hakeem Olajuwon to work with Dwight Howard and Omer Asik, general manager Daryl Morey told The Houston Chronicle. "I like with the Houston Rockets he will get a chance to show his true potential. That's exciting. Some 11 years after the team bid Hakeem adieu as he signed with the Toronto Raptors, the Rox are attempting to bring The Dream back to the town he worked in from 1980 to 2002, as a member of either the University of Houston Cougars or Houston Rockets. Year after year, Hakeem has been reported to have worked with some of the NBA’s greats over the offseason for a stiff price, and his tutelage seems well within the price range for teams in a league that likes to spend nearly $6 million a year on an “average” player.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • The Rockets are attempting to hire Hakeem Olajuwon full-time to work with their big men

      Over the last few years, NBA pundits asking why teams have yet to hire Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon as a full-time mentor has become sort of the “why don’t they make the entire plane out of the black box?” go-to line for the league’s long su…
      Source: yahoo.com

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