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.
Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Houston Rockets, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2020
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.
Rockets were sold on Silas' offensive ingenuity, his pedigree w/ Rick Carlisle, Steve Clifford and his father, Paul Silas. Silas has coached some remarkable guards in his NBA career, including Luka Doncic, Kemba Walker, Steph Curry. Now he gets to run offense for Harden-Westbrook https://t.co/52Qfuknilb— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 28, 2020
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!
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