His future had appeared to be up in the air, though, since he declined to commit to coaching next season:
Bzdelik started his coaching career back in 1978 as an assistant at Davidson. He served as the head coach for the UMBC Retrievers (1986-88), Denver Nuggets (2002-04), Air Force Falcons (2005-07), Colorado Buffaloes (2007-10) and Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2010-14).
He has been an assistant in the professional ranks since 2014 and with Houston since 2016.
While the Rockets have been known for their high-powered offense under head coach Mike D'Antoni, Bzdelik had been credited with helping the team perform at a high level on the defensive end of the court during the 2017-18 season. As the squad struggled on defense at the beginning of this season, it was glad to welcome Bzdelik back.
"Just really happy he's coming back," D'Antoni said in November, per Feigen. "It's great. Pick up where we left off."
According to Feigen, Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta called the defensive-minded assistant "one of the missing pieces" in November, and center Clint Capela credited Bzdelik's passion and energy for helping him develop as a player.
Houston finished this season ranked 18th in defensive rating (110.1).