Twenty five years after leading Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA titles, Coach Rudy Tomjanovich has commended Hakeem Olajuwon for his all-round play which won the Rockets the title in 1994 and 1995.
Tomjanovich, who reached out to the Nigerian-American Superstar on Twitter when he (Tomjanovich) took part in the NBA Together initiative, said no one would be talking to him if Olajuwon wasn’t in the Houston Rockets’ team when he got the coaching job.
“I loved coaching Hakeem Olajuwon, because he was such a great player, such a willing student of the game,” the legendary coach said when he was asked about coaching Olajuwon.
“He was so versatile that he did just about everything on the court. On defense, he was a shot blocker and intimidator, and he also pressured the guards out on the floor when they came off the pick and roll. On offense there was nothing he couldn’t do. He was good inside, he was good facing up. Just truly a superstar player and I was blessed to have that opportunity.” (Text and photo courtesy Nation)