Silas is a natural fit for the roster and GM he now inherits. Out of all of the duos, Mike has the most wins out of the other four, second-generation of coaches. Stephen Silas during his time with the Charlotte Hornets. Does that mean a deal would get done? We only use official stats. That might give them a shot next year. Stephen Silas. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. © NHL 2019. Clemson's Dabo Swinney said Thursday he'd be "surprised" if Trevor Lawrence returned for his senior season, but left some wiggle room in his response. The Rockets transformed their franchise over a decade ago when they brought in Morey, and he brought Houston to heights unseen this century with D’Antoni and Harden in tow. An error has occurred while trying to update your details. The only reason no one would trade for Harden is simply because no one can come up with enough value to entice the Rockets to let him go. He’ll also oversee a period of transition within the franchise — in addition to making a head coaching change, the Rockets have also undergone a major front office overhaul this fall, with longtime GM Daryl Morey leaving the organization. In the last two decades, Silas also worked as an assistant with Golden State, the Cavaliers, and the Hornets. Silas saves Fertitta money. It would have to be a monumental trade like when Dallas sent Herschel Walker to Minnesota. Complete player biography and stats. Regular Season. It’s now up to Stephen Silas to achieve what D’Antoni could not … getting the Rockets into the Western Conference Finals for a shot at a berth in the NBA Finals. The longtime NBA assistant has worked worked with elite guards before, most recently in two seasons with the Mavericks and 21-year-old sensation Luka Doncic. Stephen never played professional basketball although he played four seasons for the Ivy League’s Brown University. Houston’s new head coach isn’t a Rockets acolyte, previously logging 20 seasons as an assistant coach with five different organizations. Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Houston Rockets, sources tell ESPN. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images. — Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) October 28, 2020. As I’ve said before, I have my own issues with Harden (as a Rockets fan) and I am in no way a Harden apologist. Flip Saunders went 654-592 during his 17-year career that began with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995. D’Antoni coached the Rockets to four consecutive winning seasons, including three-straight NBA Southwest division titles. Stephen Silas will be the next head coach of the Houston Rockets  as both sides are finalizing a deal, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Complete player biography and stats. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Silas was most recently an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks, where he served from 2018-20. Rockets would want someone to overpay. Doncic thrived with Dwight Powell last season, and Harden’s connection with Clint Capela was lethal in previous years. His level of annoying is unmatched. I don’t feel that’d be the case with JVG. Even if a marquee name doesn’t arrive, there needs to be at least some threat at the rim on both sides of the floor. Mike D’Antoni decided he needed a change of pace and didn’t renew his contract with the Rockets. New general manager Rafael Stone and head coach Stephen Silas appear well suited to continue the James Harden era in a similar style as their predecessors. So getting a pick or picks can help a lot. Would like to see what can do. He has it completely backwards. But this guy seems to be interviewed every year for a head coaching job along with Udoka, and never seemed to get a job. The new combination of coach and general manager comes after eight straight trips to the playoffs for the Rockets, all since acquiring James Harden in an off-season trade with Oklahoma City in 2012. Consider the limited flexibility and the aging core, and Silas’s title window will start immediately and potentially close sooner than expected. I wish I owned a team so I could hire him as head coach, for the sole purpose of getting him out of the TV booth. The guy only plays one way, and it’s all about him. The former Phoenix Suns coach is reportedly on his way to join Steve Nash and co. at Brooklyn Nets. The hiring of the son of former NBA player and coach Paul Silas completes a significant change in the leadership of the team with the league’s longest […] Stephen Silas has coached multiple talented guards during his career, including Luka Doncic, Kemba Walker and Steph Curry. The Houston Rockets are set to hire Stephen Silas as their new head coach ahead of the NBA 2020/21 season. JVG his time is gone for Rockets. They already gave him a chance and he lost in the first round 3 times, and didn’t even make the playoffs the other year he was with the team. Sorry we could not verify that email address. Good hire, assuming he lets Silas coach. Dudes a clown. Despite a 318-217 record with the Rockets, and a .682 winning percentage spanning four seasons, D’Antoni couldn’t get the Rockets over the hump in the postseason. Most recently in the Ligue Magnus with Epinal. Stephen, the son of former NBA player and head coach Paul Silas, becomes one half of the fifth father/son coaching duo in NBA history. Fertitta isn’t as dumb as I thought. He’s still young and has plenty of value. I also want to see what Rockets do this off season now that a new coach and Morey stepped away. Privacy Policy [27 yrs. Any team that trades for Harden puts their free throw attempt stat line into the stratosphere. Select as many teams as you like from the leagues below. Select additional sports and leagues you’re interested in from the list below. A toast to peace in the city next to Galveston. Silas got accolades for helping develop Luka Doncic. Please contact us. The Saunders clan holds the record for most wins by a father/son combination with 690 victories. Paul Silas took in his son as one of his assistants when he coached in Charlotte and Cleveland from 1999-2005. When he first took over in place of Tom Thibodeau, Eric (at 33) was the youngest head coach in the NBA. Lawrence will presumably miss Clemson’s game on Saturday vs Boston College. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty) Silas graduated from Brown University and played basketball for all four seasons he spent in Providence. all were great players before he arrived. Morey was the architect of those rosters, and D’Antoni led the Rockets to a franchise-record 65 wins in 2017-18 before a Game 7 loss to Golden State in the Western Conference finals. and now harden/westbrook will make this coach look good becasue they are already elite. The only thing that comes close to being as funny as that, is him thinking Harden is a top 3 player in the NBA lol. OnlineGambling.com empowers gamblers to beat the odds with trustworthy and impartial reviews, guides and news. Get access to our unique free agency lists and many more premium features. Paul Silas spent 16 years as a player in the NBA and another 22 as a coach. 2020-21 marks the last year of Tucker’s deal barring an extension. NFC North Odds: Green Bay Packers Legit, Da Bears Imposters? Will the Toronto Raptors Play Home Games in Louisville, Buffalo, or Seattle? The Houston Rockets hired Stephen Silas for his first head coaching job in the NBA. Harden’s co-star oscillates between brilliant and maddening—at times in the same game—and the size issues are glaring, especially over a full season. Owner Tilman Fertitta continues to view his team as a leading contender, and Houston pushed its proverbial chips to the middle in the Westbrook trade. The Mavericks led the NBA in offensive rating in 2019-20. No. it’s like having all 3 Holiday brothers on one team, it’s mind-blowing. Houston reportedly has hired former Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Stephen Silas … Harden can opt out after the following season. I think the bigger concern should be whether Harden will let him coach. so what you are saying is that James harden doesnt want JVG to coach becuase he would want james to paly defense lol. Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Stephen Silas, 1992-06-26 Brampton, ON, CAN Canada. Considering they don’t have picks this yr. JVG would not be so easy on Harden, might be sarcastic. Mike D’Antoni and Daryl Morey’s departures from Houston cast a wave of uncertainty over the Rockets, signaling a potential hard pivot for the organization after a disappointing performance in Orlando. I feel like this will look like the exact same team next year with Silas. Don’t know much about him. Bernie Bickerstaff (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Bobcats) and his son JB combined for 509 wins, the second-most for any father/son duo in NBA history. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. Terms of Service. He also coached the team when it moved to New Orleans. Obviously that isn’t good enough for most teams, but for some teams who are missing out on the playoffs year after year it’s a pretty good proposition. The Cavs made JB Bickerstaff the full-time coach for next season. I will say that it’s a much better hire than Lucas, though. The younger Silas got his break with the Charlotte Hornets thanks to his father. The Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal with Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas to become the team's next head coach, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.More to come. The nine seasons as a Charlotte assistant for Silas included time with Kemba Walker, and he was with Golden State when the Warriors drafted Stephen Curry in 2009. Important: An official team/league url or a team document must be provided for us to update player stats. According to Wojnarowski (via Twitter), the Rockets were impressed with Silas’ “offensive ingenuity,” as well as his pedigree as an assistant. Flames depth chart: Calgary hoping Markstrom provides stability in net. Ever since Rudy Tomjanovich (900 wins and two championships in the mid-1990s) stepped down in 2003, the Rockets have been chasing the elusive title. Plenty of descent bigs in the draft. He’s had a front-row seat to Houston’s three-point revolution, and in recent years, he’s helped lead the push toward the Rockets’ small-ball scheme. Any other third party trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners. You can change your selections at any time. 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He had a Zoom call with many Houston players last night, which represented an important final step, since those players were all on board with the decision, a source tells Feigen. JVG is a good coach. There isn’t a single team that would turn down the chance to get a generational talent like Harden. Houston was the only team to hit more threes. Hinch was fired by the Astros in January for his role in the team's sign-stealing scandal, and subsequently served a one-year suspension. No one will trade for Harden.