Roy Rogers (basketball)

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Roy Rogers
Pistons asst coach Roy Rogers in 2012.jpg
Rogers in 2012 as Detroit Pistons assistant coach
Chicago Bulls
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1973-08-19) August 19, 1973 (age 46)
Linden, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolLinden (Linden, Alabama)
CollegeAlabama (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
Playing career1996–2004
PositionPower forward
Number40, 99, 9, 25
Career history
As player:
1996–1997Vancouver Grizzlies
1997–1998Boston Celtics
1998Toronto Raptors
1999–2000Denver Nuggets
2000Memphis Houn'Dawgs
2000–2001CSKA Moscow
2002Aurora Basket Jesi
2003–2004Noteć Inowrocław
As coach:
20082010New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2010–2011Boston Celtics (assistant)
2011–2012Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2013–2014Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
20142016Washington Wizards (assistant)
20162019Houston Rockets (assistant)
2019–presentChicago Bulls (assistant)
Career NBA statistics
Points652 (4.8 ppg)
Rebounds483 (3.5 rpg)
Blocks209 (1.5 bpg)
Stats at

Roy Lee Rogers, Jr. (born August 19, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who works as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Alabama. Rogers had prior spent three seasons with the Houston Rockets under Mike D’Antoni before mutually agreeing to part ways.

Professional career[edit]

Rogers, a 6' 9" power forward from the University of Alabama, was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He was traded to the Boston Celtics one season later, along with Tony Massenburg, for a second-round draft pick. Just before the 1998 All-Star break, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors, with Dee Brown, Chauncey Billups, and John Thomas in a deal that sent Zan Tabak, Kenny Anderson, and Popeye Jones. He was then traded to the Houston Rockets, along with two first round draft picks in exchange for Kevin Willis. He was later sent to the Chicago Bulls, along with a 1999 second-round pick, in a deal for Scottie Pippen, but was waived by them after appearing in one game. He appeared in 137 NBA games between 1996 and 2000, averaging 4.8 points per game. He last played professionally in 2003 in Poland.

Coaching career[edit]

Rogers served as an assistant coach for the Tulsa 66ers and Austin Toros of the NBA Development League, and was head coach of the Huntsville Flight (now rebranded as the Albuquerque Thunderbirds) in 2005.[1]

He also worked as an assistant coach of the New Jersey Nets of the NBA.[2] On August 3, 2010, he became a scout for the Nets.[3] Shortly after, he left for the Boston Celtics. In 2013, he joined Jason Kidd's coaching staff on the Brooklyn Nets.[4] The next season, he joined the Washington Wizards coaching staff.

On June 1, 2016, Rogers became an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets.[5] On May 24, 2019, Rogers and the Rockets mutually agreed to part ways following a 4–2 loss to the Golden State Warriors for the fourth time in five years. This parting of ways also came after the firing of Jeff Bzdelik, another assistant coach for Houston.[6]

On June 3, Rogers and the Chicago Bulls agreed to a three-year deal for him to serve assistant coach.[7]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

1996–97 Vancouver 82 50 22.5 .505 1.000 .574 4.7 .6 .3 2.0 6.6
1997–98 Boston 9 0 4.1 .375 .000 .500 .6 .1 .2 .4 .8
1997–98 Toronto 6 0 11.5 .353 .000 .250 2.0 .2 .2 .7 2.2
1999–00 Denver 40 0 8.9 .398 .000 .463 2.0 .2 .0 1.0 2.2
Career 137 50 16.9 .483 .500 .532 3.5 .4 .2 1.5 4.8

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Charlie Waggener "Spurs purchase puts Toros on the map". Archived from the original on November 11, 2007. Retrieved April 21, 2008.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). (October 1, 2007)
  2. ^ NJ Nets: Au revoir, Curly. (2008-07). Retrieved on May 10, 2012.
  3. ^ Nets Realign Scouting Department. (August 3, 2010). Retrieved on 2012-05-10.
  4. ^ Nets Agree to Terms with Assistants Frank, Rogers, Hughes
  5. ^ Windham, Jack (June 1, 2016). "Rockets Name Mike D'Antoni Head Coach". Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Rockets, assistant coach Roy Rogers part ways". Rockets Wire. May 24, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Report: Bulls hire former Rockets assistant Roy Rogers as assistant coach". Retrieved June 3, 2019.

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