Roy Rogers (basketball)
Rogers in 2012 as Detroit Pistons assistant coach
|Born||August 19, 1973|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Linden (Linden, Alabama)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall|
|Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies|
|Number||40, 99, 9, 25|
|2002||Aurora Basket Jesi|
|2008–2010||New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (assistant)|
|2010–2011||Boston Celtics (assistant)|
|2011–2012||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2013–2014||Brooklyn Nets (assistant)|
|2014–2016||Washington Wizards (assistant)|
|2016–2019||Houston Rockets (assistant)|
|2019–present||Chicago Bulls (assistant)|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||652 (4.8 ppg)|
|Rebounds||483 (3.5 rpg)|
|Blocks||209 (1.5 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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.
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.
He also worked as an assistant coach of the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. On August 3, 2010, he became a scout for the Nets. Shortly after, he left for the Boston Celtics. In 2013, he joined Jason Kidd's coaching staff on the Brooklyn Nets. The next season, he joined the Washington Wizards coaching staff.
On June 1, 2016, Rogers became an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. 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.
NBA career statistics
|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|
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- NJ Nets: Au revoir, Curly. NJ.com (2008-07). Retrieved on May 10, 2012.
- Nets Realign Scouting Department. Nba.com (August 3, 2010). Retrieved on 2012-05-10.
- Nets Agree to Terms with Assistants Frank, Rogers, Hughes
- Windham, Jack (June 1, 2016). "Rockets Name Mike D'Antoni Head Coach". Inquisitr.com.com. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- "Rockets, assistant coach Roy Rogers part ways". Rockets Wire. May 24, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
- "Report: Bulls hire former Rockets assistant Roy Rogers as assistant coach". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved June 3, 2019.