Here's what the Rockets full coaching staff could look like
As of Wednesday, the Houston Rockets have decided to hire Stephen Silas as their head coach. Silas, who was an assistant coach on a variety teams for 20 years, including his recent team, the Dallas Mavericks, has overpaid his dues and is now ready to become a head coach. As ESPN reported, Silas was the architect of the Mavericks' record-breaking offense last season.
Silas' NBA resume is commendable because all his ventures as an assistant coach. At the age of 27, he became an assistant coach underneath his father, Paul Silas, which was on the Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavilers for five years. With the Hornets, he was 48-34 in the 2015-2016 season, as he served as assistant and head coach on certain occasions.
While with the Mavericks, Silas was able to connect with ROY and All-Star, Luka Doncic, which made their offense dangerous. Silas played a big part in the Mavericks almost beating the Los Angeles Clippers in Orlando during the playoffs. Even though the Mavericks finished 12th in offensive scoring, they were still able to take down NBA juggernauts. Before Silas showed up in Dallas, the Mavericks were 22nd in scoring, which was the 2018-2019 season. Hopefully, Silas can help James Harden and Russell Westbrook become more successful in their new offense.
well deserved!!👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/yWHWzsSc6A— Luka Doncic (@Luka Doncic)1603918453.0
As the coaching news continues to come in, the Rockets could also be adding Nate McMillan and Jeff Hornacek. Even though McMillan and Hornacek were both fired as head coaches, they will possibly be successful as assistant coaches on the Rockets. McMillan and Hornacek could help guide Silas because of their NBA experience as head coaches. Another thing that was reported by Kelly Iko of the Athletic is that former Rockets PG, Rafer Alston, wants to join the coaching staff too.
NBA source confirms Nate McMillan, former head coach with Seattle, Portland and Indiana, and Jeff Hornacek, former… https://t.co/EIeisVnazx— Mark Berman (@Mark Berman)1603925579.0
With all the coaching experience coming to Houston, the Rockets could push the odds for an NBA Championship.