In 1993, Les Alexander purchased the Houston Rockets from Charlie Thomas. Alexander owned the Rockets for 24 years including “The Hakeem Olajuwon Era” which included back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995. The next season, the team acquired Charles Barkley and a few years later drafted Yao Ming but they were not able to move past the Western Conference Finals. Alexander sold the Rockets in 2017.
Today in Sports History: July 30