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Rudy Tomjanovich said : “If I don’t get a coaching job, that’s what I’d have been the rest of my life to other people, because that was the thing that stood out the most,” “I did get tired of that. For those years, they said, ‘He is kind of familiar.’ I’d say, ‘I’m the guy that got punched.’ They’d say, ‘Oh yeah, oh yeah, I remember that.’ That was my identity” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I understand you don’t have to dress things up to make them look good to get to a core of the play,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It was maybe the worst team that we could play against,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Jacques Ramsay ) : “The first day I got the job (in 1992), Dr. Jack Ramsay pulled me aside, and he gave me some words of advice,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "In the third quarter, we could have fallen apart," "We talked about not letting it rattle us. We didn't splinter off" External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 8, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich added : “If he’s not on the team when I got the job, you’re probably not talking to me right now,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I’m often asked where that statement came from, and it was not original,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “We had a lot of great shooters on the team,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “The referee blows the whistle. Foul,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “This really got under my skin,” “I didn’t think it was a very nice joke. Right after that banquet, I didn’t take a vacation, went right into the gym and started working on my game even more. By the next year, was starting for the Rockets and in three years, was making the All-Star team. I like to take negatives and turn them into positives” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Hakeem Olajuwon ) : “When a young coach gets a job, he must quickly develop a philosophy on a style of play,” “I believe that style should be based on the players you have. We had the great Hakeem Olajuwon who was a great post-up player and we knew teams would have to double team, so we went out and got the best outside shooters we could get” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Clyde Drexler ) : “I believed that the ’94 team should stay intact and get a chance to defend that title,” “However, complacency or something seeped in and I thought we had to make a move. A great player, Clyde Drexler, was available. We thought that was too good of a move to pass up. He was a big factor in winning that second championship” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Hakeem Olajuwon ) : “I loved coaching Hakeem Olajuwon because he was such a great player, such a willing student of the game and he was so versatile he did just about everything on the court,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

koreatimes Monday, April 6, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : ”It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

fox5sandiego Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

wkbn Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wyff4 Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wcvb Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

Koat Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wesh Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

kcci Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wlwt Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wmur Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wxii12 Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

krqe Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

680news Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I didn’t know, had no idea, how I would feel,” “When it actually happens, it’s hard to explain the joy. I get flashes in my mind about some of the adversity and the ups and downs. I think of those things and how just sticking with it, putting one foot in front of the other to have it turn out so good” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I am very proud of all of it,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “Whenever you make a trade, it’s going to be tough,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 14, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “Whenever you make a trade, it’s going to be tough,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 14, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "When we got to the Finals, we had been through so much," "It wasn't just when things went right. We went through some tough times that season, too. We had the streak to start the season, but people forget we slid in the middle of the season, too. We had the whole Choke City/Clutch City thing. When we played the Knicks, we were ready" External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Clyde Drexler ) : "Those are good problems to have," "I could see situations where Clyde and Max are together in the backcourt or Clyde is at small forward with Vernon at big guard. We've got a lot of possibilities now" External link

chron Friday, March 3, 2017 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It was obvious at that point that it was going to be a typical Knicks-Rockets game," "We rushed a lot of shots, but the main thing we were concerned about was Harper penetrating on the pick-and-roll. We knew we needed to make an adjustment there" External link

chron Friday, January 27, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT



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champion coach18.87%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
player35.85%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
opponent3.77%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Rudy TomjanovichEN90.48%
Rudy TomjanovichDE7.94%
Rudy TomjanovichPL1.59%
Rudy TomjanovicES0.00%


 
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Rudy Tomjanovich

Last updated on 2014-04-18T05:29+0300.

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Rudy Tomjanovich said : “If I don’t get a coaching job, that’s what I’d have been the rest of my life to other people, because that was the thing that stood out the most,” “I did get tired of that. For those years, they said, ‘He is kind of familiar.’ I’d say, ‘I’m the guy that got punched.’ They’d say, ‘Oh yeah, oh yeah, I remember that.’ That was my identity” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:26:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I understand you don’t have to dress things up to make them look good to get to a core of the play,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It was maybe the worst team that we could play against,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Jacques Ramsay ) : “The first day I got the job (in 1992), Dr. Jack Ramsay pulled me aside, and he gave me some words of advice,” External link

houstonchronicle Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "In the third quarter, we could have fallen apart," "We talked about not letting it rattle us. We didn't splinter off" External link

houstonchronicle Friday, May 8, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich added : “If he’s not on the team when I got the job, you’re probably not talking to me right now,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I’m often asked where that statement came from, and it was not original,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “We had a lot of great shooters on the team,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “The referee blows the whistle. Foul,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “This really got under my skin,” “I didn’t think it was a very nice joke. Right after that banquet, I didn’t take a vacation, went right into the gym and started working on my game even more. By the next year, was starting for the Rockets and in three years, was making the All-Star team. I like to take negatives and turn them into positives” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Hakeem Olajuwon ) : “When a young coach gets a job, he must quickly develop a philosophy on a style of play,” “I believe that style should be based on the players you have. We had the great Hakeem Olajuwon who was a great post-up player and we knew teams would have to double team, so we went out and got the best outside shooters we could get” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Clyde Drexler ) : “I believed that the ’94 team should stay intact and get a chance to defend that title,” “However, complacency or something seeped in and I thought we had to make a move. A great player, Clyde Drexler, was available. We thought that was too good of a move to pass up. He was a big factor in winning that second championship” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Hakeem Olajuwon ) : “I loved coaching Hakeem Olajuwon because he was such a great player, such a willing student of the game and he was so versatile he did just about everything on the court,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

koreatimes Monday, April 6, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : ”It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

fox5sandiego Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

wkbn Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wyff4 Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wcvb Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

Koat Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wesh Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

kcci Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:16:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wlwt Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wmur Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "Catchings was a 10-time WNBA All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. Tomjanovich, who had overwhelming support from NBA peers who couldn’t understand why it took so long for his selection, was a five-time All-Star as a player, guided Houston to back-to-back titles and took the 2000 U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal.“It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

wxii12 Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

krqe Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It's a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “It’s a scary time and families are being shattered by this pandemic. To get something positive right now is so wonderful,” External link

680news Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I didn’t know, had no idea, how I would feel,” “When it actually happens, it’s hard to explain the joy. I get flashes in my mind about some of the adversity and the ups and downs. I think of those things and how just sticking with it, putting one foot in front of the other to have it turn out so good” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “I am very proud of all of it,” External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “Whenever you make a trade, it’s going to be tough,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 14, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : “Whenever you make a trade, it’s going to be tough,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, February 14, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "When we got to the Finals, we had been through so much," "It wasn't just when things went right. We went through some tough times that season, too. We had the streak to start the season, but people forget we slid in the middle of the season, too. We had the whole Choke City/Clutch City thing. When we played the Knicks, we were ready" External link

houstonchronicle Saturday, June 22, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said ( about Clyde Drexler ) : "Those are good problems to have," "I could see situations where Clyde and Max are together in the backcourt or Clyde is at small forward with Vernon at big guard. We've got a lot of possibilities now" External link

chron Friday, March 3, 2017 6:08:00 PM EAT

Rudy Tomjanovich said : "It was obvious at that point that it was going to be a typical Knicks-Rockets game," "We rushed a lot of shots, but the main thing we were concerned about was Harper penetrating on the pick-and-roll. We knew we needed to make an adjustment there" External link

chron Friday, January 27, 2017 2:55:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach41.51%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
champion coach18.87%EN02/19/201719/02/2017
player35.85%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
opponent3.77%EN05/25/201625/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Rudy TomjanovichEN90.48%
Rudy TomjanovichDE7.94%
Rudy TomjanovichPL1.59%
Rudy TomjanovicES0.00%


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