These players shaped the Houston Rockets' NBA championship teams of 1994 and '95. What have they been up to since then?
POSTED: Jun 4, 2015 3:23 PM ET
In 1994 and '95, the Houston Rockets emerged as NBA champions in two markedly different ways.
Before the start of the 1993-94 season, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan shocked the NBA world by announcing his retirement from the league to pursue a career in Major League Baseball. His departure left the Bulls weakened and, consequently, opened the door for a host of would-be champions across the NBA landscape to dream big.
Many teams had Finals dreams, but only one squad, the Houston Rockets, realized them. In 1993-94 and in 1994-95 -- the season in which Jordan returned to the Bulls -- Houston won back-to-back titles in two very different ways.
NBA TV will commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Rockets' championships with "Clutch City," a documentary that will air at 9 p.m. ET Monday, June 8. Produced by the Sports Emmy Award-winning NBA TV Originals, "Clutch City" examines the Rockets' 1993-94 and 1994-95 teams that included NBA greats Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Smith, Robert Horry, Sam Cassell and Vernon Maxwell.
These are the then-and-now stories of some of the standout players from those teams:
Clutch City (Premieres June 8th)
NBA Entertainment looks back at the 'Clutch City' Houston Rockets' championship teams of 1994 and 1995. Premieres June 8, at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on NBA TV.
• Scott Brooks (1993-94)
• Sam Cassell (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Clyde Drexler (1994-95)
• Mario Elie (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Vernon Maxwell (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Kenny Smith (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Chucky Brown (1994-95)
• Matt Bullard (1993-94)
• Pete Chilcutt (1994-95)
• Earl Cureton (1993-94)
• Carl Herrera (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Robert Horry (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Chris Jent (1993-94)
• Otis Thorpe (1993-94)
• Charles Jones (1994-95)
• Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94 & 1994-95)
• Zan Tabak (1994-95)