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Rockets add Hakeem Olajuwon to staff

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11:57 AM ET 07.15 | The Houston Rockets have added Dwight Howard and they want to help the newly re-named "Rocket-Man" be the best he can be. Hakeem Olajuwon has had NBA players flock to him for private coaching for a while. After losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, LeBron James reached out to Olajuwon to coach him so he could bolster his post game. There were reports that Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks are going to train with "the Dream." But when you have an asset like that affiliated with your organization and arguably the league's best center, why not have them work together consistently? The Rockets think it's a great idea and are trying to bring Hakeem Olajuwon on full-time.

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July 15, 2013  11:13 PM ET

Oh no no no I'm a rocket man....

July 15, 2013  11:32 PM ET

Why not have a photo of hakeem the dream?

July 16, 2013  12:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why not have a photo of hakeem the dream?

Dream didn't want to be insulted being pictured along side Crybabe.

July 16, 2013  12:15 AM ET

Dwight is not coachable. He has a the hereditary gifts of size and athleticism, and you better be willing to accept how he plays. Hiring the Dream would be an insult to both.

July 16, 2013  12:40 AM ET

Could not ask for a better coach. Foot work, foot work, foot work. If Dream can pass on any of his skills to Dwight, he will be a better player.

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July 16, 2013  01:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Dream didn't want to be insulted being pictured along side Crybabe.

Yup, the check hasn't cleared yet!

July 16, 2013  06:34 AM ET

Why? With all due respect to the Dream, we've heard of him tutoring Dwight and others... Of those, who can attribute a marked improvement in their game as a result of his tutelage? Quick answer... "0". There's a truth out there that tells us, "great players don't necessarily make great coaches" and thus far, I have no reason to believe that will change here. For Howard and Asik to be anywhere near what Hakeem was, they'd have to (almost certainly) change their game. I'm sorry, but I don't see that happening for either of these guys in the near future. I'm not saying they can't (and should) improve. I'm just saying that no one should be expecting any "dream" turn-arounds from either Howard or Asik, or that the Dream's tutelage is going to result in anything close to what he did as a player.

July 16, 2013  06:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why not have a photo of hakeem the dream?

They opted for the Dwightmare instead.

July 16, 2013  07:18 AM ET

Rocket man is a good name for him!

And I think it's gonna be a long, long, time
'Til touchdown brings me 'round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Ah, no no no

July 16, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They opted for the Dwightmare instead.

Nice play on slumberisms...

July 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Dang interns! Don't you have a new picture of Dwight in a Rockets uni?

July 16, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Dang interns! Don't you have a new picture of Dwight in a Rockets uni?

Hehehe! You really like that one or you're just truly irritated that he is still wearing a Lakers uni?

July 16, 2013  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Could not ask for a better coach. Foot work, foot work, foot work. If Dream can pass on any of his skills to Dwight, he will be a better player.

I can bet Ewing tried to help Howard as much but didn't get him anywhere. Howard also has a year of tutoring under Kareem. But I think Howard is matured and will be opened to doing whatever he can to be great. Given the improvements other players like STAT and Lebron have shown after working with the dream... it's safe to say if it all fall's on Howard to add footwork and skillset to his game...

 
July 17, 2013  03:14 AM ET

y?

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