The Houston Rockets have hired Sachin Gupta as a special advisor.

Gupta spent six seasons with the Rockets before joining Sam Hinkie with the Philadelphia 76ers as his No. 2.

While Daryl Morey was working for the Boston Celtics, he first met Gupta at a lecture he gave at MIT.

Gupta is credited with aiding the Rockets during this past season's trade deadline, draft and free agency periods, along with playing an important role in acquiring Chris Paul from the Clippers.

"Sachin's fingerprints are all over this time, from his first six seasons with the Rockets to contributions he's made this past year," said Morey. "Given what he brings to the table and how seamlessly he fits in with our group, we're excited to have him back into the fold."