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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Alumni Update: Steve Novak

The Houston Rockets are looking for a greater return on their 2006 NBA draft investment. With new coach Rick Adelman leading the Houston Rockets, Novak has a chance to step up and command more playing time:

Coaches always seek ways to get a shooter on the court, and Rick Adelman's offense would seem a good fit for Novak's talents with its priority on spreading the floor.

"There are a lot of things we do offensively that are going to benefit him," Adelman said. "No matter what system you have, what philosophy you have as a coach, the player has to figure out where his strengths are and how he's going to take advantage of that. There's a lot of possibilities for him at both the three and four ... because he does have a great shot and he's smart. It's important for him to show us what he can do."

Adelman added, "He definitely has the stroke. He's got to be smart defensively. Whatever his liabilities are, he has to eliminate those the best he can. That's going to be up to us to help him there."

Read all about it here in the Houston Chronicle.

Good luck Steve!

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