Early history (1945–56) Although the University of Houston already had a women's basketball program, the Houston Cougars men's basketball program did not begin until the 1945–46 season. Alden Pasche was the team's first head coach.
The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The team plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in 1967, and played in San Diego, California for four years, before moving to Houston, Texas.
Houston Cougars basketball history. University of Houston (Houston, TX) Fertitta Center American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American) Current head coach: Kelvin Sampson (2014-) Asst: Kellen Sampson (2014-) Asst: Quannas White (2017-) Asst: K.C. Beard (2021-) DBO: Meshu Negga (2017-) DEBO: Lauren Sampson (2016-) DPD: Anthony Goldwire (2021-)
Houston Cougars School History. Location: Houston, Texas Seasons: 71 (1950-51 to 2020-21) ...
Location: Houston, Texas. Seasons: 71 (1950-51 to 2020-21) Record: 1275-827 .607 W-L%. Conferences: AAC, CUSA, SWC, Ind and MVC. Conference Champion: 6 Times (Reg. Seas.), 7 Times (Tourn.) NCAA Tournament: 22 Years (33-27), 6 Final Fours, 0 Championships.
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The elder Brooks coached that final Cougars-Bears meeting the SWC, a 79-69 Cougars win on Feb. 24, 1996, in Houston. Harry Miller was the head coach at Baylor. The Cougars own a 38-15 record over the Bears. But the Cougars have never played the Bears when the Bears were ranked in the Top 25.
The Houston Rockets have a long and storied history as one of the NBA's best, most resilient franchises. Coming into the league as an expansion team in 1967 as the San Diego Rockets, the team moved to Houston in 1971 and never looked back.