Houston Rockets hire ex-Mavs assistant Stephen Silas as new head coach
On Wednesday, the Houston Rockets hired Stephen Silas as their new head coach. Silas, most recently an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks, agreed to a four-year contract and a formal announcement is expected soon.
Silas replaced Mike D’Antoni, who left the organization after his contract expired at the end of the season. The Rockets’ new head coach sold the franchise on his innovative offensive mind, his 20 years of experience under the wings of established coaches Rick Carlisle and Steve Clifford, and his familiarity coaching star guards.
The Rockets plan to surround Silas with an experienced staff including John Lucas, who was also considered for the head coaching vacancy. Silas, 47, has established himself as an even-keeled and likable colleague during his years in the NBA. Also, Silas has an Ivy League degree as a graduate from Brown University. For more sports coverage, click here.