Owner Tilman Fertitta believes Rockets won’t win title ‘in the next 10 years’ if they don’t win one ‘in the next three or four years’
Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta believes the Rockets won’t win a title “in the next 10 years” if they don’t win one “in the next three or four years.”
Fertitta wants the Rockets to seize the opportunity which is in front of them. Houston acquired former MVP Russell Westbrook this summer, signed center Tyson Chandler in free agency and re-signed shooting guard Eric Gordon.
The Houston owner says this is the Rockets’ window to win a ring and it may not come again if they don’t take advantage of this talented roster.
“I think we put ourselves in the position that if we don’t win it in the next three or four years, we probably aren’t going to win one in the next 10 years,” Fertitta told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. “This is our window, and we need to seize the opportunity.
“This is the time. I just re-signed Eric Gordon who is 30 and I’ve got Russell and James and Eric and Clint Capela for the next four years. P.J. [Tucker] is 34 and our two stars are 30. So this is their window. Let’s seize the opportunity.”
The Rockets have lost to the Golden State Warriors in the last two postseasons. However, now that Kevin Durant is gone, Houston should be able to get past Golden State should the two teams meet in the playoffs.
Harden and Westbrook are two MVPs, making the Rockets the only team in the NBA with two MVPs on its roster. Tilman Fertitta is all-in on Houston and he’s hoping his players are ready.