Stephen Silas Set to Become New Rockets Head Coach

The Houston Rockets have found their man – former Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas has signed on to lead the Rockets, according to multiple sources. Silas will be replacing Mike D'Antoni, who left after his contract expired at the end of the season. 

Silas has basketball running through his veins, as his father Paul, spent 48 years in the NBA (as a player from 1964-1980 and a coach from 1980-2012). Stephen became the youngest NBA assistant coach in 2000 when he was hired by his father in Charlotte, after working in the scouting department during the 1999 season. He has also spent time in New Orleans, Cleveland, Washington and Golden State as either a scout or assistant coach.

With a new GM and Head Coach in Houston, it will be interesting to see how the Rockets look heading into next year.

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