NBA rumors: Ex-Warriors coach Stephen Silas hired for head Rockets job

Dalton Johnson
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Report: Ex-Warriors coach Silas hired for head Rockets job originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The Houston Rockets reportedly have their next head coach, and he should be a familiar name to Warriors fans. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that Stephen Silas and the Rockets are finalizing a contract to name him head coach. Silas served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks the last two season, but he also has a long future with Golden State. 

Silas was a Warriors assistant coach for five seasons from 2006 through 2010. He worked under legendary coach Don Nelson and managed the Warriors' offensive and defensive playbook. Silas also focused on Steph Curry's arrival to the NBA. 

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Silas' last season with the Warriors was Curry's first in the NBA. He focused on developing the eventual two-time NBA MVP and even coached him at the Las Vegas Summer League. Now, he'll look to heed the Rockets in their next iteration in their rivalry with the Warriors.

The 47-year-old has been an assistant coach in the NBA since the 2000-01 season.

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