According to Kim Davis of Houston.CulturMap.com former Houston Rockets player and broadcaster Calvin Murphy will return to the Rockets starting next season. Murphy will host the pregame, halftime and postgame shows.
It’s been eight years since he was found not guilty of child abuse. After those tough times, Calvin will finally be able to go back to what he loves most, being around basketball. He loves broadcasting games and teaching young kids about the game he loves so much. Even though he will soon be back to hosting for Houston, he hasn’t forgotten what he went through.
“I wouldn’t wish what I went through on anybody, my worst enemy,” Murphy says. “What it did for me is showed me who I really am and I’m not talking about the Hall of Fame basketball player, but me as a man.”
Calvin Murphy was accused by four of his five daughters for molesting them. The trial lasted for eight months before the jury acquitted Murphy of all charges.
“I just can’t begin to tell you what you go through every day when you sit in a courtroom for 31 days and you hear these horrible, horrible accusations. I’ve forgiven. I haven’t forgotten. In all honesty, I’m still afraid of them.”
Eight years to the day after this happened Houston Rockets owner Les Alexander and team president Tad Brown Invited Murphy to dinner.
“So when the Rockets gave me that call March 23rd, and asked me to come and meet with them and they talked about me coming back to the organization, you know I’m sitting there and I’m looking behind me and saying, ‘Are they talking to me?’
“So many people have asked me my feelings toward the Rockets long before they rehired me. I make this statement. We — the Murphy family — brought this problem to the Rockets. The Rockets didn’t bring it to us. They had no alternative but to separate themselves from me.
“I’ve gotten to know Les better in the short time since we’ve been talking since March than I did in the 14 years that I worked for him. And when Les said, “Welcome back home” it doesn’t get any better than that!”
“I feel like my rookie year, getting ready to go, and my first day into rookie camp,” Murphy says. “I’m nervous. I’m apprehensive. I’m excited. I can’t wait for this to happen.”
Calvin Murphy’s stylish suits will be on full display once again starting in October.