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John Lucas to join Rockets in Player Development

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by treyk3, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Former NBA coach John Lucas will take a position with the Rockets, working on player development, a person with knowledge of the deal said.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/748224702934507520">June 29, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lucas spent time around Rockets practices last season, initially w/ Ty Lawson. His work with every level of player is considered exemplary.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/748225129381957633">June 29, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In addition to his own work with Rockets players, Lucas will help guide the player development staff for Mike D'Antoni.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/748225575936888832">June 29, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets...rganization-8332355.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop - Article Originally Posted by J.R.

    Something of note. Morey started following him on Twitter recently.
     
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  2. J Sizzle

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    Ok this is good news
     
  3. mikol13

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    I like this a lot for a few reasons. Good hire.
     
  4. Madmanmetz

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    Whiteside???
     
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    Good news. One of the few pieces of good news this offseason.
     
  6. HR Dept

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    This is a SPLASH!

    Love it. He has just the type of personality that this team needs.
     
  7. J.R.

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    [rQUOTEr]Former Rockets star and long-time NBA coach and mentor John Lucas will join the Rockets staff as the head of player development, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Tuesday. The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.

    Lucas has long worked with players on every level in Houston, with many NBA players traveling in the offseason to be a part of his program. Many athletes and coaches have also sought his guidance to battle substance abuse and other issues.

    Lucas was an assistant under D'Antoni with the Denver Nuggets in 1998.

    http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets...rganization-8332355.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop[/rQUOTEr]
     
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    It's about time.
     
  10. gah

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    Holy ****, an actual, and first dividend of the D'Antoni hire
     
  11. heypartner

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    So, I guess this takes Gary Payton, Sr out of the running.
     
  12. Mr. Clutch

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    Which player needs help?
     
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    That's what I was wondering. Which player(s) need help?
     
  14. Richie_Rich

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    Fantastic!

    Best news I've heard all year.
     
  15. Richie_Rich

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    Have you seen our roster?

    Every player needs development... whether it's skills and fundamentals of the game or the mental and maturity aspects of team leadership.

    Every player will benefit.
     
  16. Mattj

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    Well he did such a great job with Ty Lawson.....
     
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    DeMarcus Cousins?
     
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    Maybe Zhou Qi suffers from anorexia
     
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    Pat Beverley and Corey Brewer need help on their shooting.
     
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