The Future of the ‘Stephen Silas Weight’ Rocket?
NS Rocket considering the head coach’s future Stephen Silas, sources with knowledge of the situation said Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. Fischer Hints Silas Could Be The Next NBA Head Coach In The Hot Seat After Luke Waltonwill be fired earlier this week.
Fischer’s report comes with some caveats. Unlike Walton’s Kings, there are no playoff expectations for the Silas’ Rockets this season. Additionally, the staff in Houston weren’t “waiting for this shoe to drop” in the same way that the Sacramento team had predicted Walton’s exit. However, Fischer says the whispers grew louder towards the end of the year about Silas’ job security – he has just one year left on his contract after the 2021/22 season.
Silas’ primary goal for a Houston team with no real playoff aspirations is to develop young players like Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. Those young players have already begun to slow down in 2021/22, and Fischer says rival coaches describe the team’s offense as “disorganized and undisciplined.”
The 1-16 Rockets have the NBA’s worst offensive rating, worst assists-to-revenue ratio, and highest revenue-to-play ratio. Of course, those numbers are likely a byproduct of the fledgling, inexperienced squad rather than Silas’s coaching.
As Fischer points out, Houston didn’t initially hire Silas expecting him to oversee the official rebuilding process, but the team has moved in that direction over the past 12 months, choosing to transfer promising young players instead. future draft options. January James Harden blockbuster. Some around the league believe Silas has been put in an impossible position.
“(Silas) is truly one of the nicest people in the NBA. He really cares about people,” an assistant general manager told Fischer. “Put him with a bunch of really young guys who probably don’t care about anything but their numbers and playing time, he’s not the right guy.”
Another Western Conference executive who spoke with Bleacher Report wondered what exactly Silas had to do with this year’s list.
Although there are no signs that any head coach changes are imminent, Fischer heard from multiple sources that the veteran assistant John Lucas II, who has a close relationship with the general manager Rafael Stone, will likely be a temporary replacement if Silas is let go during the season.
According to Fischer, Stone is actually more advanced than the average NBA general manager, having stepped onto Houston’s training ground at one point to lecture on defensive philosophy. If he does make a coaching change, the GM will likely want to continue to have the same level of contribution to tactics and on-field decisions as it does now.
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