Nothing has gone according to plan this season for the Houston Rockets. The franchise started the season with playoff aspirations and is instead in the driver’s seat for the league’s worst record.
Overseeing this debacle of a season has been rookie head coach Stephen Silas. Coaches are inevitably judged by expectations and the win-loss columns. If that’s the case, then Silas is on borrowed time.
David Blatt led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals and had the team first in the Eastern Conference in his next season and was fired midway through the year. He has yet to return to the NBA because he wasn’t able to live up to the expectations that come along when coaching LeBron James.
Silas was brought in to lead a playoff charge and has instead been at the helm as the Rockets limp to the worst record in the NBA. Based purely on expectations and wins, Silas is as good a bet as anyone to be looking for a new organization but that would be incredibly unfair.
Silas has endured one of the most tumultuous and dysfunctional seasons in NBA history and pinning all of the blame on him would be incredibly short-sighted. They say that everyone has an excuse, well, Stephen Silas has a grocery list of excuses.
The Rockets shouldn’t make a bad situation worse by firing Silas one season in. These are the three reasons why the Rockets’ failures aren’t on Stephen Silas’ shoulders.
Next: Reason #3 why Stephen Silas shouldn’t be fired