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Rockets Show Their Appreciation To Those Who Serve

Rockets players, coaches and staff pay visit to police officers and firefighters on 9/11

HOUSTON - The Rockets joined the rest of the country in honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 Tuesday afternoon, dropping by several different police stations and fire departments to express their gratitude for the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for their communities.

Rockets CEO Tad Brown led a host of players, coaches and Basketball Operations staff to the various downtown Houston municipal headquarters on Tuesday, giving all involved an opportunity to personally thank the police officers and firefighters present.

Royce White, Donatas Motiejunas, Greg Smith, Marcus Morris, Omer Asik and Terrence Jones dropped off baked good and bags of Rockets paraphernalia to the police department while shaking hands, signing autographs and posing for pictures along the way.

Meanwhile, General Manager Daryl Morey and Head Coach Kevin McHale led their respective staffs to Fire Departments Nos. 7 and 8 to meet the men and women who serve there, while handing out their fair share of gifts and goodies as well.

This series of impromptu visits was part of the Rockets’ way of expressing their gratitude for the people who keep Houston safe, and honoring the thousands who lost their lives during the September 11th terrorist attacks upon the United States in the New York City and Washington D.C. areas.