HOUSTON (AP) -Former Kings and Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman was expected to be in Houston on Tuesday, and local media were reporting he'd be the next head coach of the Rockets.
Rockets spokesman Nelson Luis told The Associated Press on Monday night Adelman was expected to fly to Houston on Tuesday, but said he had no details of coaches plans.
He confirmed Adelman has previously been interviewed for the job, which came open when Jeff Van Gundy was fired on Friday.
Houston television station KRIV first reported on Monday night, citing unidentified league sources, Adelman and the Rockets have reached a preliminary agreement and his hiring will be announced in a news conference Wednesday.
The Houston Chronicle and KTRH radio also reported Adelman has the job.
Luis said he could not confirm the reports.
The Rockets' Game 7 playoff loss to Utah was their third first-round exit in Van Gundy's four seasons. The 45-year-old Van Gundy had one season left on a non-guaranteed contract.
Adelman was the head coach in Sacramento before being dismissed before the 2007-07 season. He has also led Golden State and Portland, taking the Trail Blazers to the NBA Finals twice.
Adelman met last week with Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, Luis said.

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