1996-97 Houston Rockets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 9-7 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Seattle Supersonics 4-3
Conference Finals - Lost to Utah Jazz 4-2
Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich (57-25)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 667,685, Avg. 16,285 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Houston Rockets Statistics
1996-97 Houston Rockets Results

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-7.

The Rockets netted 8,248 points and allowed 7,881. Hakeem Olajuwon tossed in a team-best 1,810 points for Houston, while Clyde Drexler scored 16 or more per game, too. Charles Barkley and Hakeem Olajuwon each racked up 716 boards. Clyde Drexler dished out 354 assists for the squad.

On defense, Clyde Drexler added 119 steals, and Hakeem Olajuwon swatted 173 opponent shot attempts.

Rudy Tomjanovich coached the team. The 1996-97 Houston Rockets lost in the conference finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Charles BarkleyFFebruary 20, 19636'5"250AuburnLeeds, AL USA
Elmer BennettGFebruary 13, 19706'0"170Notre DameEvanston, IL USA
Matt BullardFJune 5, 19676'10"215IowaWest Des Moines, IA USA
Emanual DavisGAugust 27, 19686'4"194Delaware StatePhiladelphia, PA USA
Clyde DrexlerG-FJune 22, 19626'7"210HoustonNew Orleans, LA USA
Mario ElieG-FNovember 26, 19636'5"205American InternationalNew York, NY USA
Othella HarringtonF-CJanuary 31, 19746'9"235GeorgetownJackson, MS USA
Eddie JohnsonF-GMay 1, 19596'7"215IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Charles JonesF-CApril 3, 19576'9"215Albany State (GA)McGehee, AR USA
Randy LivingstonGApril 2, 19756'4"209Louisiana StateNew Orleans, LA USA
Sam MackF-GMay 26, 19706'7"218HoustonChicago, IL USA
Matt MaloneyGDecember 6, 19716'3"192PennsylvaniaSilver Spring, MD USA
Tracy MooreG-FDecember 28, 19656'4"200TulsaOklahoma City, OK USA
Hakeem OlajuwonCJanuary 21, 19636'10"250HoustonLagos, NGR
Brent PriceGDecember 9, 19686'1"165OklahomaShawnee, OK USA
Joe StephensFJanuary 28, 19736'7"210Arkansas-Little RockRiverside, CA USA
Sedale ThreattGSeptember 10, 19616'2"175West Virginia TechAtlanta, GA USA
Kevin WillisF-CSeptember 6, 19627'0"220Michigan StateLos Angeles, CA USA



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