Podcast: Vernon Maxwell on his desire to get more involved with Rockets

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Former Houston Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell joined host Jackson Gatlin on Thursday’s episode of the Locked on Rockets podcast.

Maxwell was the starter at shooting guard on the 1993-94 Rockets, which became the first team in Houston history to win a championship in one of the major U.S. professional sports leagues. He hit the dagger 3-pointer in Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals to effectively seal the title.

More recently, the 55-year-old has indicated a desire to get more involved with the Rockets in a formal capacity. With that in mind, topics discussed on Thursday’s half-hour episode include:

  • What Maxwell would like to do in a more official role with the franchise, including his aspirations to become an announcer, assistant coach, or member of the front office

  • His desire to build a better relationship with owner Tilman Fertitta

  • Differences in the modern NBA game to Maxwell’s era

  • His personal rivalries (and bad blood) with the Utah Jazz and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls

  • Why he’s confident there are no “asterisks” attached to Houston’s championships in 1994 and 1995, despite the unique circumstances of Jordan’s mid-career retirement

Thursday’s Locked on Rockets episode can be listened to via Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, and nearly all major podcast distributors.

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