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BREAKING: Rockets to hire Stephen Silas as head coach

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Alas, the Rockets have their head coach.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockets have filled their head coaching vacancy.

According to sources, the Rockets will hire former Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas as the franchise’s newest head coach.

Silas was a finalist for the position alongside Rockets assistant coach John Lucas and former Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy.

Silas has spent nearly two decades in the NBA as an assistant with stops in Charlotte, Cleveland, Golden State and Washington. He has spent the past two years on Rick Carlisle’s staff in Dallas, where he helped create the most efficient offense in the league last season.

After a long career as an assistant, Silas now gets his chance in the spotlight. He has two extraordinary offensive weapons in James Harden and Russell Westbrook and the ability to create one of the most lethal offenses in the NBA.

Welcome to Houston, Stephen Silas!

The Dream Shake will continue updating this story as it develops.