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Sources say Stephen Silas will be the new head coach of the Houston Rockets



Sources told ESPN that the Houston Rockets are hiring Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas as the team’s next head coach.

According to sources, Silas and the Rockets will finalize the terms of the contract on Wednesday afternoon, and it is expected to be officially announced soon.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban congratulated Silas on Twitter.

Silas will replace Mike D’Antoni, who will leave after his contract expires this season.

Silas sold the Rockets with his outstanding offensive talent and a strong family history in 20 seasons, under the famous head coach Rick Carlisle and Steve Clifford ( Under the leadership of Steve Clifford, he served as an NBA assistant. His experience in coaching elite guards-including Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry and Kemba Walker-is expected to serve him with the Rockets and thus play a role in James Ha Den and Russell Westbrook formed their own system around.

Silas is the son of former NBA player and coach Paul Silas, who worked for his father early in his career in Charlotte. They became the fifth father-son combination to become an NBA head coach.

Stephen Silas, 46, will be the first to become the new Rockets general manager Rafael Stone, who recently replaced Daryl Morey.

Sources told ESPN’s Tim McMahon that the Rockets hope that John Lucas will return to the coaching staff under Silas.

Lucas is a finalist for the head coach and has received great respect throughout the organization from ownership to the locker room. Lucas is the Houston Player Development Director under D’Antoni and may play a more important role under Silas.

The Rockets hope to assemble a senior staff to assist the rookie head coach. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Rockets also targeted former NBA coaches Nate McMillan and Jeff Hornacek.

Over the years, Silas has built a good reputation in the league with his grumpy and likable style. He is an Ivy League graduate of Brown University.




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