Legendary NBA coach Rudy Tomjanovich, famed coach for the two-time champion Houston Rockets, sends a motivational message to the public and encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. See what he has to say in the video below.
Rudolph “Rudy” Tomjanovich, Jr. is an American retired basketball player and coach who coached the Houston Rockets to two consecutive NBA championships. He was an All-Star forward for the Rockets during his playing career. He is currently a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 1998, Tomjanovich volunteered to coach the U.S. men’s senior basketball team at the FIBA World Championship in Greece. Despite the absence of NBA players due to contract negotiations, Tomjanovich guided the hastily assembled group of CBA players to the bronze medal. In light of his outstanding service in coaching at the 1998 Worlds and his stellar professional resume, Tomjanovich was tabbed to coach the U.S. men’s senior team at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, Australia. The U.S. Team won the gold medal with an 8–0 record. On February 15, 2006, Tomjanovich was named director of scouting for USA Men’s Basketball.