The Houston Rockets have hired Chuck Hayes as pro player personnel scout.

Hayes held a similar position with the Denver Nuggets last season. Hayes will continue to evaluate NBA and other players for the Rockets with some work in player development.

"We value him not only as a player, but his profile and his background is extremely valuable to what we do on the personnel side," Gersson Rosas said. "He's a guy who has a different perspective. He's been in the league for 10 years, understands the game. He's a guy that has known for a long time he wanted to do something in the league after his (playing) career was over and prepared accordingly. We see a guy with a lot of talent, a lot of character and a lot of upside in terms of his role in the front office."

Hayes played seven seasons with the Rockets.