The Houston Rockets have dismissed Dean Cooper as assistant coach.

Cooper was one of the few members of the Rockets' organization dating back to the Rudy Tomjanovich era.

“I had two good stints with the Rockets,” Cooper said. “I’m very proud of the work that I did while I was here.”

Cooper began with the Rockets in 1999 as a video coordinator, eventually becoming an assistant coach on Tomjanovich’s staff.