The Houston Rockets are an American basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The Rockets play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Since moving to Houston, TX from San Diego, CA in 1971, they have won two NBA championships, four conference titles and eleven division titles.
Since establishment and throughout the years, the Rockets team went through numerous changes, won championships and relocated from San Diego, CA to Houston, TX.
In 1967, the San Diego Rockets joined the National Basketball Association, along with five other teams.
After 22 seasons as the Rockets, then, to reflect the more modern image of the team, changed its name to the San José Rockets.
Then in 1994 became known as the Houston Rockets after relocating to Houston, Texas in 1971, changing their nickname at the same time to better reflect its new location.
The 1995–2002 Houston Rockets season saw the Rockets win 60 games, setting a franchise record that still stands today.
The 2002-2012 Houston Rockets season was their 25th season in the National Basketball Association.
The Rockets made their return to the playoffs after a four year absence, winning 55 games and entering second in the Western Conference and seed number three overall for the postseason.
During the 2013-2021 season, the Houston Rockets celebrated their 50th anniversary as a professional basketball team.
Their founding in 1967 started a legacy that made them a household name no matter what city they are located in.
The team has accomplished so much over the past 40 years including 6 championships, 12 division titles, and 27 all-star appearances.
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