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Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Rio Grande Valley Vipers logo
Founded 2007
History Rio Grande Valley Vipers
NBA D-League: 2007-present
Arena State Farm Arena
City Hidalgo, Texas
Team Colors Red, Black, Dark Gray, Gray, White
Head Coach Chris Finch
Owner RGV Basketball, LLC
Championships 0
Division Titles None
Affiliations Houston Rockets

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are a team of the NBA Development League which began play in 2007. They play their home games at the State Farm Arena at Hidalgo, Texas. The Vipers have a single-partnership affiliation agreement with the Houston Rockets for the 2009-10 season. Previously, they were also affiliated with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 2007-08 and the New Orleans Hornets for 2007-08 and 2008-09.


Current roster

Head Coach: Chris Finch

Assistant Coach: Paul Mokeski

Assistant Coach: Jai Steadman

Athletic Trainer: Joe Resendez

# Pos. Ht. Player Acquired College
4 United States G 6'6 Antonio Anderson 2009 Memphis
23 United States F 6'5 Stanley Asumnu 2007 Tennessee
12 United States G 6'2 Will Conroy 2009 Washington
44 United States F/C 6'11 Mickell Gladness 2009 Alabama A&M
33 United States F 6'6 Mike Harris 2010 Rice
21 United States G 6'3 Kenny Hasbrouck 2010 Siena
42 United States F 6'7 Ernest Scott 2008 Valdosta State
18 United States G 6'5 Jermaine Taylor (NBA) 2009 Central Florida
10 United States G 6'1 Jonathan Wallace 2009 Georgetown
19 United States G 6'2 Craig Winder 2007 Texas

(NBA) - Assigned by Houston Rockets.


After the finish of the 2007 season, the D-League would expand to Hidalgo, Texas. They announced the team for the franchise would be named the "Vipers". In their debut, they would finish with a 21-29 record, failing to qualify for the playoffs. In 2008-09, they would finish with the same record from 2007-08, failing to go to the playoffs for the second year in a row.

Season By Season

Season Division Finish Wins Losses Pct. Postseason Results
Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2007-08 Southwestern 5th 21 29 .420
2008-09 Southwestern 4th 21 29 .420
2009-10 Western 30 12 .714
Regular season 58 64 .475
Playoffs 0 0 .000

Past Affiliations

Past Coaches

Past Players

Players assigned from NBA teams

Players recalled to the NBA

Players called up to the NBA


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