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  1. Stormy1234

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    Mike D’Antoni is
    nominated POWERADE Coach of the Year
     
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    James Harden is nominated for
    Papa Johns Athlete of the Year
     
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    Les should have waited. Decent chance the Rockets win the whole thing this year. Probably makes the franchise more valuable... though I have no idea the considerations he put into selling the team at his age.
     
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    What did Les take the Hakeem statue with him to Florida?
     
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    next up, T-Mac /s
     
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    Great timing falling into those championships, Les.

    Ugly jerseys for 20 years, and no NHL.


    Clearly a subpar owner and unworthy of praise.
     
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    Thanks Les for negotiating with Louisville. We could have been seen the Kentucky Rockets.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Center

    However, after the National Hockey League decided not to consider Houston as a location for an expansion team because of the indecision over the new arena, Lanier said that he would not have a referendum in November.[23] The Rockets began an appeal in January 1998 against the court order to stay at the Summit,[24] but then dropped it in May, because they felt that a new arena would be ready by the time they finished their lease.[25] In January 1999, recently elected mayor Lee Brownguaranteed a referendum on the issue before the end of the year.[26] After several months negotiating with the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the Rockets finalized a deal to pay half of the constructions costs, and a referendum was set for November 2.[27] The deal was approved by Brown and the Houston City Council,[28]but Watson started an opposition group against the referendum,[29] saying the arena was "not in Houston's interest".[30] On November 3, the results of the referendum were announced, and the arena proposal was rejected by 54% of voters.[31] Alexander said "we never thought we would lose" and that they were "devastated by the loss".[31]

    After the vote, NBA commissioner David Stern said "if there's not a new building...I think it's certain that the team will be relocated."[32] The Houston Sports Authority had not planned to meet with the Rockets until after the 1999–2000 NBA season ended, but after the Rockets began to talk to other cities about relocation, they resumed talks in February 2000.[33] Although the Rockets continued to negotiate with Louisville, Kentucky,[34] a funding plan for the arena in Houston was released in June.[35] A final agreement was proposed on July 6,[36] and both the Rockets and mayor Brown agreed to the terms.[37][38] After the city council approved the deal,[39]the proposal was placed on the November referendum ballot.[40] Leading up to the vote, the Rockets stressed that there would be "no new taxes of any kind",[41]although opponents said the new arena would raise energy consumption, and also contended that the public would pay for too much of the costs of the arena.[42]Contributions for the campaign for the arena included donations of US$400,000 from Reliant Energy, and a total of $590,000 in loans and contributions from Enron and Ken Lay,[43] who the Rockets said was a "tireless" force in the campaign.[44] On November 8, the arena was approved by 66% of voters.[45
     
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    This is great, he can put the award next to the Two NBA Championship Trophies in his home in Florida
     
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    I'd say he doesn't have much chance, nor do i think Harden has much chance, with the mvp and world series coming from the Astros
     
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    how can i watch online? i dont have cable :(
     
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    Bill Worrell makes you cringe with his stories lol.
     
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    Someone let me set this up next year. Better host. Music selection. Microphones. Video Production. Award Selections.
     
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    Should be a seperate thread than lumping it in with les
     
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