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Rockets Part Ways With Assistant Coach, Rogers

Roy Rogers spent 3 seasons on Mike D'Antoni's staff

May 24, 2019 - 5:41 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- The Rockets and assistant coach Roy Rogers have agreed to part ways, Rogers' agent Warren LeGarie told the Houston Chronicle Friday.

Rogers, 45, spent three seasons on Mike D'Antoni's coaching staff. A former NBA power forward, he worked with the Rockets bigs and on the Rockets defensive gameplan. Before joining the Rockets, Rogers spent time as an assistant with the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards. He is the second member of the Rockets coaching staff to leave the organization over the past week. The Rockets parted ways with associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik May 18.

The contracts of Rogers and Bzdelik were set to expire at the end of the month and LeGarie tells the Chronicle uncertainty surrounding the future of D'Antoni impacted his client's decision to exit the team. 

"We don't want to come back on a one-year deal. We made it clear that was not an option," he said.

D'Antoni has one year remaining on his contract, though he says he wants to coach three more seasons and says he and the Rockets have had talks about an extension.