Houston Rockets owner has bold new business plans

Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta has a lot of plans in the near future
Houston Rockets Tilman Fertitta has a lot of plans in the near future / Tim Warner/GettyImages

If you own an NBA team, you've got deep pockets. That's how you get an NBA team. Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is no exception.

Moreover, you didn't land in that position by lacking ambition. It's likely that if you own an NBA team, you want more. Once again, Fertilla fits the profile.

It seems as if he's got big plans for the city of Houston.

Houston Rockets owner eyeing major moves

In all likelihood, you've heard that Fertitta wants to bring an NHL team to Houston. In case you hadn't heard:

"We would like to work to get an NHL team in Houston — I'm working on it"

Tilman Fertitta

Interesting. This would be a bold move. Houston has a rich sports history. The Rockets have won NBA titles, and the Astros have been dynastic. The Texans have never won a Super Bowl, but C.J. Stroud has an opportunity to change that soon.

So, it makes sense to throw an NHL team into the mix. Eclipsing the popularity of the city's other teams will be an uphill battle. Still, some diehard hockey fans in Houston would love to see this come to fruition.

It's not the only plan in the works for Fertitta, either.

Houston Rockets owner would like to bring WNBA back to city

This is the juicier tidbit from Fertitta's recent interview. It was news to us. Fertitta wants to bring the WNBA back to Houston.

That also makes sense. Women's basketball is enjoying a surge in popularity. Notably, the women's NCAA final found more TV viewers than the men's game for the first time.

Meanwhile, the Houston Comets won the first four WNBA championships. They were a dynasty throughout the late 1990s. Behind Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoops, and Tina Thompson, the Comets were a powerhouse.

They've been defunct since 2008. The Astros folded financially, and they couldn't find a new owner. If Fertitta brings them back to Houston, it will galvanize the city. This should be exciting for a lot of Houston Rockets fans:

As long as Fertitta has enough leftover to pony up for the Rockets' core.