Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

1993-1994 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
1 Scott Brooks PG 5-11 165 6 UC Irvine 1987 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
50 Matt Bullard PF 6-10 215 3 Iowa 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Sam Cassell G 6-3 185 0 Florida State 1993 Rnd 1 Pick 24 United States
35 Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 10 Detroit-Mercy 1979 Rnd 3 Pick 14 United States
17 Mario Elie SG 6-5 210 3 American International 1985 Rnd 7 Pick 21 United States
7 Carl Herrera F 6-9 215 2 Houston 1990 Rnd 2 Pick 3 Trinidad and Tobago / Venezuela
25 Robert Horry PF 6-9 220 1 Alabama 1992 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
  Dave Jamerson G 6-5 190 3 Ohio 1990 Rnd 1 Pick 15 United States
21 Chris Jent F 6-7 220 0 Ohio State 1992 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
11 Vernon Maxwell G 6-4 180 5 Florida 1988 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States
  Scott Meents FC 6-10 225 5 Illinois 1986 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
34 Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 9 Houston 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 1 Nigeria / United States
3 Richard Petruska F-C 6-10 260 0 UCLA 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 19 Slovakia
42 Eric Riley C 7-0 245 0 Michigan 1993 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
20 Larry Robinson SG 6-3 180 3 Centenary 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
30 Kenny Smith PG 6-3 170 6 North Carolina 1987 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
33 Otis Thorpe PF 6-9 225 9 Providence 1984 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States

1993-1994 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters K. Smith V. Maxwell O. Thorpe R. Horry H. Olajuwon
Rotation S. Cassell M. Elie C. Jent C. Herrera  
Rotation S. Brooks     E. Cureton  
Rotation       M. Bullard  
Lim PT   L. Robinson     E. Riley
Lim PT         R. Petruska

1993-1994 Midwest Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Houston Rockets58-24-
2San Antonio Spurs55-273
3Utah Jazz53-295
4Denver Nuggets42-4016
5Minnesota Timberwolves20-6238
6Dallas Mavericks13-6945

1993-1994 Houston Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hakeem Olajuwon Most Valuable Player (1994)
Hakeem Olajuwon Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP (1994)
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA First Team (1994)
Hakeem Olajuwon Player Of The Month (Nov 93)
Hakeem Olajuwon Player Of The Week (11/14/93, 03/20/94)
Hakeem Olajuwon Defensive Player Of The Year (1994)
Hakeem Olajuwon All-NBA Defensive First Team (1994)
Hakeem Olajuwon Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1994)
Sam Cassell Rising Stars Challenge Participant (1994)

1993-1994 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Hakeem Olajuwon 80 41.0 27.3 11.9 3.6 1.6 3.7 3.4
Otis Thorpe 82 35.5 14.0 10.6 2.3 0.8 0.3 2.3
Vernon Maxwell 75 34.3 13.6 3.1 5.1 1.7 0.3 2.5
Kenny Smith 78 28.3 11.6 1.8 4.2 0.8 0.1 1.6
Robert Horry 81 29.3 9.9 5.4 2.9 1.5 0.9 1.7
Mario Elie 67 24.0 9.3 2.7 3.1 0.7 0.1 1.6
Sam Cassell 66 17.0 6.7 2.0 2.9 0.9 0.1 1.4
Scott Brooks 73 16.8 5.2 1.4 2.0 0.7 0.0 0.8
Carl Herrera 75 17.2 4.7 3.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.9
Matt Bullard 65 11.2 3.5 1.3 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.4
Eric Riley 47 4.7 1.9 1.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
Richard Petruska 22 4.2 2.4 1.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.7
Chris Jent 3 26.0 10.3 5.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 1.7
Larry Robinson 6 9.2 4.2 1.7 1.0 1.2 0.0 1.7
Earl Cureton 2 15.0 2.0 6.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1993-1994 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Sam Cassell was selected as the #24 pick in the First Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Sam Cassell signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 17, 1993.

Robert Horry was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Robert Horry signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 18, 1992.

Hakeem Olajuwon was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1984. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on August 1, 1988. Hakeem Olajuwon signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on March 15, 1993.

Richard Petruska was selected as the #19 pick in the Second Round of the 1993 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Richard Petruska signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on August 17, 1993.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Carl Herrera, the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1990 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Miami Heat on June 27, 1990. Carl Herrera signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on October 2, 1991. Carl Herrera re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 29, 1992.

Draft Rights to Eric Riley, the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1993 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Dallas Mavericks on June 30, 1993. Eric Riley signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on August 16, 1993.

Acquired via Trade

Scott Brooks was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 25, 1992.

Mario Elie was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Portland Trail Blazers on August 2, 1993.

Vernon Maxwell was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the San Antonio Spurs on February 21, 1990. Vernon Maxwell re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 1, 1990. Vernon Maxwell signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on October 12, 1991.

Kenny Smith was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Atlanta Hawks on June 27, 1990. Kenny Smith re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 23, 1991.

Otis Thorpe was acquired in a sign and trade by the Houston Rockets from the Sacramento Kings on October 11, 1988.

Acquired via Free Agency

Matt Bullard signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on August 22, 1990. Matt Bullard re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on October 11, 1991. Matt Bullard re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 30, 1992.

Earl Cureton signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on April 21, 1994.

Chris Jent signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on April 19, 1994.

Larry Robinson signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on April 1, 1994. Larry Robinson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on April 11, 1994. Larry Robinson re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on April 11, 1994. Larry Robinson re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on April 21, 1994.

1993-1994 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Leslie Alexander Owner 1993-1994 N/A
Rudy Tomjanovich Head Coach 1991-1992 N/A
Jim Boylen Assistant Coach 1992-1993 Assistant Coach (Michigan State, 1987 to 1992)
Tod Leiweke General Manager 1993-1994 N/A
Anthony Nila Director of International Scouting 1992-1993 N/A
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A