Matt Brase is expected to be named head coach of the Houston Rockets NBA Development League team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers,
multiple sources tell D-League Digest. A former assistant coach for the Vipers, Brase is currently the Director of Player Personnel for the Rockets. The former Vipers assistant was a member of the 2012-13 coaching staff that won a D-League championship under then head coach Nick Nurse, who is now a member of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff. Before joining the Vipers coaching staff in 2012-13, Brase was a member of the Houston Rockets basketball operations staff, where he focused on player personnel, scouting college and international players as well as current NBA players.