Former Houston Rockets head of player development Irving Roland sees his redundancy as a blessing in disguise of better things to come in the NBA.

A religious man, Roland feels his time with the Rockets needed to end anyway as he braces himself for more jobs in the pipeline.

Roland says he's still good friends with James Harden and someone he has trusted to help the NBA high flier along in his career

One minute Irving Roland was in hoop heaven in the United States and the next he was conducting down-to-earth clinics with a group of