The Texans have already started their search for a new head coach following Gary Kubiak’s release just two weeks ago. Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith was the first coach to interview. The Texans are expected to interview several other coaches as well going into the offseason. Wade Phillips will also interview to stay in his current head coaching position. Check out the rest of links for more!
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) updates us on the Astros offseason.
The wait-and-see portion of the winter is nearing. The Astros still have some offers out, and if the price were right on certain players, either by trade or free agency, they’d move quickly.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Mark Appel.
- John Burgess (Climbing Tal’s Hill) with Jeff Luhnow’s 12 Days Of Christmas.
- Astrost tweet of the day…
— Josh Zeid (@Josh_Zeid14) December 19, 2013
- Jenny Dial Creech (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets being happy with Omer Asik back.
Rockets back-up center Omer Asik didn’t pack his bags to leave the team on Thursday, despite all the reports his departure was imminent.
And his teammates were happy about the news.
Asik didn’t practice left the practice gym early to see a doctor for his knee, which has recently started to bother him.
The players who were at practice said they hope Asik is healthy soon and available to play with them.
- Jason Friedman (Houston Rockets) with news and notes of the day.
- CSN Houston (Video) on Chandler Parson’s modeling side job.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Happy birthday 2our head coach Kevin McHale! 17-9 start with significant injuries & a young team still learning 2play 2gether is impressive
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) December 19, 2013
- Dale Robertson (Houston Chronicle) on the Texans starting Matt Schaub.
Arguably, Matt Schaub couldn’t be returning to the Texans’ starting lineup under more ghastly circumstances. But during a brief, cordial and – these days – rare session with the media Wednesday, the franchise’s longest-tenured quarterback said the plan is to make lots of lemonade Sunday.
- John McClain (Houston Chronicle) on the Texans interviewing Lovie Smith.
- Tania Ganguli (ESPN) on the new J.J. Watt comics.
- Texans tweet of the day…
INT’s this season: Richard Sherman-6, DeAndre Levy-6, Antrel Rolle-6, Houston Texans-6
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) December 19, 2013