Houston Rockets

American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas.

Houston Rockets

Led by superstars, the Houston Rockets developed into a championship team and rivaled with numerous powerful opponents.

Founded in 1967

Established in 1967, the team played in San Diego, California for 4 years, before moving to Houston, Texas.

Toyota Center Arena

Team moved into the Toyota Center at the beginning of 2003-2004 season, redesigning their uniforms and logo.

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.

Team Identity

Rockets History

Since establishment and throughout the years, the Rockets team went through numerous changes, won championships and relocated from San Diego, CA to Houston, TX.

1967–1995: San Diego Rockets

The San Diego Rockets were a professional basketball team based in San Diego, California.

Rockets History 1

1967–1995: San Diego Rockets

The San Diego Rockets were a professional basketball team based in San Diego, California.

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.

1995–2002: The 19th Season of the Franchise

This season saw the Rockets free fall from contention set forth by years of qualification for and trips to the NBA Finals.

1995–2002: The 19th Season of the Franchise

This season saw the Rockets free fall from contention set forth by years of qualification for and trips to the NBA Finals.

The 1995–2002 Houston Rockets season saw the Rockets win 60 games, setting a franchise record that still stands today.

It began with a 97–95 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns on October 29, 1995, and concluded with a 88–81 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round on May 14, 2002.
Rockets History 2

2002–2012: Championship Season

In 2003, the Rockets played in their first NBA championship series since 1997, but were swept by the New Jersey Nets.

2002–2012: Championship Season

In 2003, the Rockets played in their first NBA championship series since 1997, but were swept by the New Jersey Nets.

While Houston Rockets are one of the NBA’s most exciting and popular teams, it took a long time for them to be crowned NBA champions.

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.

2013–Current: The Return and Start of Rebuild

The 2013-2021 season is the franchise's 54th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and significant changes to their roster were made.

2013–Current: The Return and Start of Rebuild

The 2013-2021 season is the franchise's 54th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and significant changes to their roster were made.

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.

Houston Rockets History

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