Former Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka has agreed to a deal to become the next Houston Rockets coach. Houston and Udoka moved fairly quickly toward each other after the initial meeting. Udoka and GM Rafael Stone kept talking on the job.
Both sides had some strong options in the marketplace but a deal got done in the last 24 hours to land Udoka with the Rockets. Young talent, cap space, and a 14 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick were part of a strong case to lure Udoka.