HoopsHype Jack Sikma rumors

July 24, 2011 Updates

Earlier Saturday the discussion centered on when and if an NBA team would ever return. Former Sonics star Jack Sikma perhaps summed up the desire to get a team back to Seattle saying, "It's hard to put it all together. That puzzle is tough. I think there is a will, but the way is not clear yet." The final score was of little interest, even though team "Seattle" beat the "League" team 140-122. Hawes led the Seattle team with 27 points and started a chant of "Come home Sonics!" in the moments after the final buzzer. Terrence Williams was the MVP after scoring 25 points. ESPN.com

June 7, 2011 Updates

Several names have emerged as candidates for Jackson as he begins to put together his first coaching staff. Included in the list of possible assistants are former Rockets assistants Jack Sikma and Elston Turner; Kings assistant Mario Elie; and Jerry Sichting, who was on Keith Smart’s staff in Golden State. CBSSports.com

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Rockets assistant coach Jack Sikma and former Rockets forward Mario Elie, who has been an assistant with Sacramento, Golden State and San Antonio, will interview Wednesday. Former Atlanta coach Mike Woodson, a former Rockets player who still lives in Katy, is expected to meet with Morey on Thursday. Houston Chronicle

April 24, 2011 Updates

KHOU 11 Sports has confirmed that the Houston Rockets will interview both former player Mario Elie and current assistant Jack Sikma for the vacant head coaching job. Both men have been rumored to be candidates for the job from the start and are expected to meet with the team later next week. Elie, who is currently an assistant with the Sacramento Kings, played for the Rockets from 1993-1998, helping bring to NBA Championships to Houston. khou.com

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Rick Adelman on how you fill the shoes of a Rick Adelman and if the team has a short list right now: “We’re going to have a wide process. It’s going to be different than last time. Actually it was similar in many ways in that we’re letting go an extremely good coach. … Last time, though, we had a pretty solid foundation with Tracy [McGrady] and Yao and we were trying to fill out that foundation. We feel like we’re in a different state this time where we’re still trying to build a foundation and we’re looking for a coach that fits that environment. That’s going to be a wider process; it’s not going to be a quick process.” Will they look at current assistants Elston Turner or Jack Sikma?: “We’re going to have a wide process and I’ll be speaking to Coach Turner and Coach Sikma over the next few days. … Depending on how the process goes, we would like to keep some continuity as possible.” Sports Radio Interviews

Morey would not discuss what he will seek in the next coach, saying the priorities have not been finalized. Though he spoke with Rockets assistants Jack Sikma and Elston Turner, no interviews have been scheduled with any candidates. Turner through his agent, withdrew his name from consideration Tuesday. Though he made several references to the hope coaches would not be judged based on their "name," he added that is not an indication that he plans to seek an assistant coach. Houston Chronicle

April 19, 2011 Updates

The first interviews, however, will go to Elston Turner, Jack Sikma and Mario Elie. They would need to wow Morey and Alexander in interviews, which will mean showing an emphasis on developing players.Rockets assistants Elston Turner and Jack Sikma and former Rockets player Mario Elie, who has been an assistant with the Kings, Warriors and Spurs, will interview for the position, according to a person with knowledge of the process. Houston Chronicle

April 18, 2011 Updates

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