Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

2008-2009 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
12 Rafer Alston G 6-2 175 9 Fresno State 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
17 Brent Barry G 6-7 210 13 Oregon State 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
31 Shane Battier F 6-8 220 7 Duke 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
0 Aaron Brooks G 6-0 161 1 Oregon 2007 Rnd 1 Pick 26 United States
43 Brian Cook PF 6-9 234 5 Illinois 2003 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
8 Joey Dorsey F 6-9 275 0 Memphis 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
3 Steve Francis G 6-3 195 9 Maryland 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
44 Chuck Hayes PF 6-6 240 3 Kentucky 2005 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
2 Luther Head G 6-3 185 3 Illinois 2005 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
14 Carl Landry F 6-9 248 1 Purdue 2007 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
7 Kyle Lowry PG 6-0 205 2 Villanova 2006 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
3 Tracy McGrady GF 6-8 210 11 Mt. Zion Christian Academy (North Carolina) 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
11 Yao Ming C 7-6 310 6 Shanghai Dongfang (China) 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 1 China
55 Dikembe Mutombo C 7-2 260 17 Georgetown 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 4 Democratic Republic of the Congo
4 Luis Scola PF 6-9 240 1 Laboral Kutxa (Spain) 2002 Rnd 2 Pick 27 Argentina
13 Von Wafer GF 6-5 210 3 Florida State 2005 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
8 James White SF 6-7 215 1 Cincinnati 2006 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
96 Metta World Peace SF 6-7 260 9 St. John's 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States

2008-2009 Rockets Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Brooks M. World Peace S. Battier L. Scola Y. Ming
Rotation K. Lowry T. McGrady   C. Landry D. Mutombo
Rotation   V. Wafer   C. Hayes  
Rotation   B. Barry      
Lim PT   J. White J. Dorsey B. Cook  

2008-2009 Southwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Antonio Spurs54-28-
2Houston Rockets53-291
3Dallas Mavericks50-324
4New Orleans Pelicans49-335
5Memphis Grizzlies24-5830

2008-2009 Rockets Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Yao Ming All-NBA Second Team (2009)
Metta World Peace All-NBA Defensive Second Team (2009)
Shane Battier All-NBA Defensive Second Team (2009)
Yao Ming Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (2009)
Aaron Brooks Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2009)
Luis Scola Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2009)
Dikembe Mutombo J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2009)

2008-2009 Rockets Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Yao Ming 77 33.6 19.7 9.9 1.8 0.4 1.9 3.0
Metta World Peace 69 35.5 17.1 5.2 3.3 1.5 0.3 2.0
Luis Scola 82 30.3 12.7 8.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 1.5
Aaron Brooks 80 25.0 11.2 2.0 3.0 0.6 0.1 1.6
Carl Landry 69 21.3 9.2 5.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.0
Von Wafer 63 19.4 9.7 1.8 1.1 0.6 0.1 0.9
Rafer Alston 48 33.1 11.5 3.0 5.4 1.2 0.1 1.8
Tracy McGrady 35 33.8 15.6 4.4 5.0 1.2 0.4 2.0
Shane Battier 60 33.9 7.3 4.8 2.3 0.8 0.9 0.8
Kyle Lowry 28 21.7 7.6 2.8 3.5 0.8 0.3 1.4
Brent Barry 56 15.3 3.7 1.7 1.4 0.4 0.1 0.9
Luther Head 22 14.6 4.8 1.2 1.6 0.3 0.0 0.7
Chuck Hayes 71 12.1 1.3 3.5 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4
Dikembe Mutombo 9 10.7 1.8 3.7 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.7
Brian Cook 9 2.8 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2
James White 4 2.8 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.8
Joey Dorsey 3 2.1 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0

2008-2009 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Aaron Brooks was selected as the #26 pick in the First Round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Aaron Brooks signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 7, 2007.

Yao Ming was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Yao Ming signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on October 8, 2002. Yao Ming signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on August 31, 2005.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Joey Dorsey, the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 2008 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 26, 2008. Joey Dorsey signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 29, 2008.

Draft Rights to Carl Landry, the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 2007 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Seattle SuperSonics on June 28, 2007. Carl Landry signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on October 2, 2007. Carl Landry re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 9, 2008.

Draft Rights to Luis Scola, the #27 pick in the Second Round of the 2002 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs on July 12, 2007. Luis Scola signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 14, 2007.

Acquired via Trade

Shane Battier was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Memphis Grizzlies on July 12, 2006.

Brian Cook was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Orlando Magic on February 19, 2009.

Kyle Lowry was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Memphis Grizzlies on February 19, 2009.

Tracy McGrady was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Orlando Magic on June 28, 2004. Tracy McGrady signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on November 1, 2004.

Dikembe Mutombo was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Chicago Bulls on September 8, 2004. Dikembe Mutombo re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 26, 2005. Dikembe Mutombo re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 1, 2007. Dikembe Mutombo re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on December 31, 2008.

Metta World Peace was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Sacramento Kings on August 14, 2008.

Acquired via Free Agency

Brent Barry signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 10, 2008.

Chuck Hayes signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on January 18, 2006. Chuck Hayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on January 28, 2006. Chuck Hayes re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 3, 2007.

Von Wafer signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 29, 2008.

James White signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on March 3, 2009. James White re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 13, 2009. James White re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 23, 2009.

2008-2009 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Leslie Alexander Owner 1993-1994 N/A
Thaddeus Brown Chief Executive Officer 2002-2003 N/A
Marcus Jolibois Chief Financial Officer 1994-1995 N/A
Chris Dacey Chief Strategy Officer, VP 2008-2009 N/A
Rick Adelman Head Coach 2007-2008 Head Coach (Sacramento Kings, 1998 to 2006)
Elston Turner Assistant Coach 2007-2008 Assistant Coach (Sacramento Kings, 2000 to 2006)
Jack Sikma Assistant Coach 2007-2008 N/A
T.R. Dunn Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2011 to 2014)
R.J. Adelman Assistant Coach 2008-2009 N/A
Keith Jones Senior VP of Basketball Operations, Head Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 Head Athletic Trainer (Houston Rockets, 1996 to )
Sam Hinkie VP of Basketball Operations 2007-2008 Special Assistant to the General Manager (Houston Rockets, 2005 to 2007)
Arturas Karnisovas Director of Global Scouting and International Affairs 2008-2009 N/A
Gerald Madkins Director of Scouting 2008-2009 N/A
Gersson Rosas Director of Player Personnel 2008-2009 Director of Scouting (Houston Rockets, 2007 to 2008)
Anthony Nila Director of International Scouting 1992-1993 N/A
Daryl Morey General Manager, Managing Director of Basketball Operations 2007-2008 Assistant General Manager (Houston Rockets, 2005 to 2007)
John Cho Video Coordinator 2008-2009 N/A
Brent Johnson Personnel Scout 1994-1995 N/A
Pat Zipfel Advance Scout 2007-2008 Advance Scout (Portland Trail Blazers, 2004 to 2007)
Barbara Arnold Director of Player Development 2008-2009 N/A
Brett Gunning Director of Player Development 2008-2009 N/A
Keith Garnett Assistant Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Charlotte Hornets, 2005 to 2007)
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A
Clyde Drexler TV Broadcaster 2005-2006 Assistant Coach (Denver Nuggets, 2001 to 2002)
Matt Bullard TV Broadcaster 2005-2006 N/A
Adam Wexler Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A
Craig Ackerman Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A