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Rockets head coaching search coming down to Stephen Silas and Mike D'Antoni

Are the Rockets down to Silas and D'Antoni?

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Take a depth breath. Mike D'Antoni isn't the only coach being considered fro the Houston Rockets' opening. Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen is reporting that the Rockets are down to D'Antoni and Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Stephen Silas.

Silas, 42, a Brown University graduate and a son of former NBA player and head coach Paul Silas. Silas was hired by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2000 and has 16 years of experience as an assistant coach. He was a double major in Organizational Behavior and Management and in Sociology during his time at Brown, where he also played basketball in the Ivy League.

It is also noted that former Grizzlies and Nets head coach Lionel Hollins will join Silas as his top assistant. Hollins is 262-272 as a head coach. Hollins played for the Rockets during the 1984-85 season.

ESPN's Calvin Watkins is reporting the Rockets have already interview Silas twice:

Silas' two interviews with team officials, the last of which was with owner Leslie Alexander on Thursday, impressed them so much that the team could see hiring him as a head coach to replace Kevin McHale, who was fired 11 games into the season. J.B. Bickerstaff served as the team's interim coach for the rest of the season.

At the moment, it appears the Rockets are down to Silas and D'Antoni.