Rockets Want to Host 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend

by February 16, 2011

Houston is pushing hard to have one of the League’s marquee events return to their city. The Rockets last hosted All-Star Weekend in 2006. The Chronicle reports: “Rockets CEO Tad Brown often has said that the team has pursued hosting another All-Star Weekend since the 2006 event was held in Houston, but he said Tuesday that he was more confident than ever that the franchise and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau could land another game and the associated festivities. ‘Since last All-Star Game, we’ve submitted to the league a proposal to host the All-Star Game again,’ he said. ‘We’re under consideration for 2014. We’re hopeful, but the NBA has not made any determinations. There are a number of cities bidding for the same thing. We’re working with the city and the sports authority to try to get the game.’ In a report by KRIV-TV, Brown said it could take until the end of the year for the NBA to reach a decision. ‘We’ve been talking to the league since the last All-Star Game here about getting another,’ Brown said. ‘We submitted it almost a year ago. We’ve been talking to the league about All-Star Games coming up literally since the game finished up here in ’06. And ’14 was the first one that opened up with dates that worked for the city as well as for us.'”