The coach of the Rockets showed some Houston pride yesterday.
Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni paid a visit to the Houston Texans training camp yesterday. It was the first practice of the year for the Texans and MDA was able to make an appearance to support the local team all the way in West Virginia near his summer home.
The Texans and the Rockets both had fantastic offseasons that saw both teams improve on both sides of the games.
The Texans were able to improve offensively by drafting quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back D’Onta Foreman. They also made some changes to the offensive coaching staff. For the Rockets, they brought in superstar Chris Paul of course as well as signing some offensive threats.
As for the defense, the Texans will be bringing back star defensive end J.J. Watt, who will improve the #1 defense in the league even more after sitting most of the year due to injury. For the Rockets, they signed defensive forces in P.J. Tucker, Luc Mbah a Moute and Tarik Black. Chris Paul is also an All-Defensive First Team player who will help tremendously.
Be sure to check out the full article on Coach D’Antoni by Jonathan Feigen down below.
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MDA had plenty of good things to say about the team and was able to talk with the executives of the Texans.
The Coaching Situation
With Mike D’Antoni visiting the Texans camp, it is a nice time to look at how lucky Houston sports fans are to have some great coaching. Mike D’Antoni was the coach of the year last season and led the Rockets to the second-best offense in the league and one of the best of all time.
For the Texans, Bill O’Brien is a great coach who is very vocal with the team and wants nothing more than Houston to succeed. He has coached the Texans to a positive record in each of his three seasons so far with the team. Last season, they advanced to the second round and gave the eventual champion New England Patriots a good fight.
On the Astros side of things, A.J. Hinch will likely be a candidate for Coach of the Year in the MLB and has led the ‘Stros to an incredible 67-34 record so far this season. The team is historically good offensively, and the pitching has certainly not been too bad either.