Dallas Mavericks: Stephen Silas taking over as Rockets head coach

Dallas Mavericks Stephen Silas Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas agrees to be Houston Rockets head coach

The Dallas Mavericks have one of the top coaching staffs in the NBA. Head coach Rick Carlisle has multiple candidates for the top chair on his bench, and the group was one of the many reasons behind the Mavs improvements during the 2019-2020 season. One of those men got his first NBA head coaching job on Oct. 28.

Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that the Houston Rockets have chosen Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas as they next head coach. He was a key piece for the Mavs this season including being their lead assistant.

Let us take a closer look at Silas’ resume before determining how the Mavericks could fill the void on their staff next season.

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Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas is off to Houston to be the Rockets head coach

Silas was first hired by the Hornets as a scout in 1999. He quickly jumped to assistant coach in 2000. Since, Silas has spent 20 years as an assistant split between the Hornets, Cavaliers, Warriors, Bobcats, and Mavericks. He was the lead assistant for the Mavs the last two seasons.

Wojnarowski reported why the Rockets choose Silas on Wednesday afternoon.

Stephen is the son of long-time NBA coach and player Paul Silas. Houston is hoping he can maximize the partnership between James Harden and Russell Westbrook to get the Rockets back into title contention.

Who fills the spot on the Dallas Mavericks bench?

Expect Jamahl Mosley to jump up to lead assistant next season. The Mavs would love to add J.J. Barea to their staff, but he appears set on playing at least one more season. He may have to leave Dallas to do so.

Expect the Dallas Mavericks to have plenty of candidates for their open position. Coaching Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis on a playoff-bound Mavs team sounds pretty enticing to anybody in the profession. Stay tuned for plenty more as it becomes available.

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