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3 reasons why Stephen Silas is a perfect match for the Rockets

Charlotte Hornets acting head coach Stephen Silas (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets acting head coach Stephen Silas (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Charlotte Hornets acting head coach Stephen Silas (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

With Stephen Silas being named the head coach of the Houston Rockets, the two sides make for a perfect match, for several reasons.

After a lengthy coaching search, the Houston Rockets are poised to make Stephen Silas their next head coach. The Rockets interviewed multiple candidates after receiving word that Mike D’Antoni was disinterested in re-signing with the team.

In recent weeks it had been reported that the Rockets had narrowed their search down to three candidates, which were former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy, Rockets developmental coach John Lucas, and of course, Silas. The first two on that list have extensive head coaching experience, although Van Gundy’s last coaching job was 13 years ago, when he coached the Houston Rockets. Like Van Gundy, Lucas hasn’t been a head coach in quite awhile, as he last coached in the 1990s.

Ultimately the Houston Rockets chose Silas, who has been an assistant coach for 20 years, as he started his coaching career alongside his father, former NBA head coach Paul Silas. Silas deserves to be a head coach, and will bring a new look to the Rockets. But beyond that, he’s absolutely the right hire, for a number of reasons.

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