Rockets hiring Stephen Silas to replace D'Antoni


The 47-year-old, who is the son of three-time National Basketball Association champion and longtime head coach Paul Silas, sold the Rockets on his "offensive ingenuity, his pedigree with Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, Steve Clifford and his father", per Wojnarowski.

Silas, who agreed to a four-year contract, replaces Mike D'Antoni, who left after his contract expired at the end of the season. Horny played for the Suns from 1986 to 1992, averaging 13.7 points, 5.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

Stephen is only 47 years old so he is on the younger side compared to other head coaches in the league. From there, Silas remained an assistant once the team relocated to New Orleans before joining his father's staff with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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In 1999, Stephen Silas joined the original version of the Charlotte Hornets as a scout and then became the youngest assistant coach in the National Basketball Association the following year at age 27 when his father was named head coach.

Now, who is the new head coach for Houston? Paul was also an assistant coach for the Suns from 1995 to 1997. He has experience coaching elite guards, including Luka Doncic and Steph Curry most recently as an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks.

Silas now assumes the lead of a Rockets team that features the All-Star backcourt of Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Before a formal announcement was made, Mavericks owner essentially confirmed it in a tweet by congratulating his former assistant coach. They become the fifth father-son duo to occupy head coaching positions in league history.