Rudy Tomjanovich was a member of the Houston Rockets franchise for over 33 seasons as a player (1970-1981), advance scout, assistant and head coach (1991-2003). A five-time NBA All-Star, he retired as the Rockets all-time leader in rebounds and finished second on the career scoring list. "Rudy T" coached Houston to consecutive NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. The Rockets became the first pro team from Texas to win an NBA title and only the fifth NBA franchise in history to repeat as champions. Tomjanovich is the winningest coach in Rockets history with a career record of 509-397 and a 51-39 record in the playoffs. He was named Sporting News NBA Coach of the Year in 1992-93 and was selected to coach the 1997 Western Conference All-Star Team. Internationally, he coached the United States to a Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and a Bronze Medal at the 1998 World Championships. On January 28, 1982 Tomjanovich's number 45 jersey became the first ever to be retired by the Rockets franchise. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.