How do the Houston Rockets celebrate their 50th anniversary with all their employees?

By holding a special book signing.

Roughly 200 Rockets employees were each given a copy of a new book called "Celebrating Fifty Seasons: The Official Story of the Houston Rockets" on Wednesday at Toyota Center and there was an added bonus: a private signing with Hall of Famer Calvin Murphy.

The book will be available to the general public beginning Sunday during the team's home opener against Dallas.

Murphy, who wrote the book's forward, said he was thrilled to be there.

"(The Rockets) preach family and this how they show family," he said. "For me to sit down here and take the time to sign (the books), its an honor.

"Its a privilege, really."

Houston opens the season Wednesday night against the Lakers in Los Angeles.