Rockets Interview Kenny Smith For Head Coaching Job

by May 14, 2016

Ten-year NBA vet and Inside the NBA analyst Kenny Smith interviewed with the Rockets for their head coaching vacancy.

Smith, who won two titles as a player with the Rockets, said he had “a great meeting” with owner Leslie Alexander and GM Daryl Morey on Tuesday.

The Rockets have cast a wide net in their coaching search, having already interviewed with David Blatt, Mike D’Antoni, Sam Cassell Jeff Hornacek and the Clippers’ Chris Finch, among others.

From the FOX 26 Houston:

HOUSTON – Former Rockets guard Kenny Smith, who is an NBA analyst with TNT and a candidate to become the next head coach of the Rockets, said he had “a great meeting” with team officials on Tuesday.


Smith told FOX 26 Sports he met with Rockets owner Leslie Alexander and general manager Daryl Morey for 2 1/2 to three hours at Alexander’s home in South Florida.


“I think the interview, all of that process, it goes well,” Smith said. “They have a clear vision of what they want to do. I have a clear vision of what I’d like to do. Sometimes you meet in the middle. Sometimes it doesn’t meet at all, but it was something that we both had to explore, and still exploring.”