October 30, 2020, 9:36 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Stephen Silas is set to officially become the Rockets' next head coach, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Silas, who grew up with an NBA coach for a father, is receiving an opportunity to lead a franchise after finishing a successful tenure as a lead assistant under Rick Carlisle with the Mavs. When it comes to the Rockets, the biggest obstacle will be cohesiveness – something that has proven to be difficult at times with both Russell Westbrook and James Harden on the floor. The roster is built for their former head coach Mike D'Antoni, who got rid of nearly every non-guard the Rockets had at the trade deadline in February. The front office could shuffle up the roster significantly depending on the discussions they have had with Silas to this point. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to the what is going on in Houston. Their draft strategy could be changing by the day.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter