Houston General Manager Daryl Morey joined the Rockets after serving three years as SVP Operations for the Celtics.

Boston Associate Head Coach Tom Thibodeau and Assistant Basketball Coach/Advance Scout Coordinator Mike Longabardi each served in similar positions with the Rockets before joining the Celtics.

Celtics guard Sam Cassell played for the Rockets from 1993-96, averaging 10.1 points per game and helping Houston win back-to-back NBA Championships in 1993-94 and 1994-95.

Boston center Kendrick Perkins was a standout player at Beaumont’s Clifton J. Ozen High School.