Podcast: Key takeaways of Rockets hiring Ime Udoka as coach

In Monday’s breaking-news episode of “The Lager Line,” Rockets podcasters Ben DuBose and Paulo Alves offer their immediate reactions to Houston’s decision to hire Ime Udoka as head coach.

Topics include the implications for Houston’s young roster and the franchise’s appeal entering 2023 free agency; what role Udoka’s past baggage played in the process; what the hire says about general manager Rafael Stone and Tilman Fertitta; and much more.

Udoka, 45, coached the Boston Celtics to the 2022 NBA Finals before being dismissed at the end of the subsequent offseason for an inappropriate workplace relationship. Prior to that, Udoka was an assistant with three teams over nine seasons, including seven alongside legendary head coach Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio.

As always, Monday’s podcast is sponsored by Clutch City Lager of Karbach Brewing. It can be listened to below, in its entirety. Each episode of the show is also made available via flagship radio station SportsTalk 790 and all major podcast distributors under “The Lager Line.”

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