By now, you've likely heard the rumblings about Houston Rockets coach Stephen Silas's job potentially being on the line. The whispers have gotten so loud that the Rockets' potential wishlist of coaching candidates has already gotten out.
Through it all, we hadn't heard a peep from Silas about the looming uncertainty. Until now, that is, as Silas seized the opportunity to remind everyone of his unknown status, prior to the Rockets' final home game of the 2022-23 season, adding that his three-year contract expires at the end of the season, and that he hasn't heard from Rockets GM Rafael Stone or Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta about any potential extension or option being picked up.
I found this to be one of the most fascinating things about Silas's presser, as he seems unbothered by the fact that his status is in limbo. One would think Silas would have reached out to either party, if he was worried about his job status.
Silas added more, sharing his thoughts on his coaching tenure, which was perceived as a farewell by many.
"I have not been perfect at all. But I am proud of the job that I’ve done. I have a three-year contract, and this is the last home game of my three years. So whatever happens, happens after this. But I can’t be anything but proud."
But if this is, in fact, the end, Silas has every reason to be proud of himself. And since I know that's unpopular to say, I'll elaborate on exactly why I believe that.