Dallas Mavericks react to Stephen Silas becoming Rockets head coach
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks react to Stephen Silas joining the Houston Rockets as head coach
The Dallas Mavericks lost their lead assistant coach on Oct. 28 as Stephen Silas agreed to become the Houston Rockets head man. Silas spent the last two decades as an assistant in four different stops. He had a massive say in the Mavs historic offense this season.
Silas will now be tasked with getting the most out of the partnership of James Harden and Russell Westbrook. It will be interesting to see if Houston adds a center this offseason, and what new wrinkles Silas throws in for the Rockets. Expect him to take a few things from Dallas to use in his new gig.
Silas made a massive impact on the Mavs. Let us take a look at how the Mavericks reacted to the news of him departing for his first NBA head coaching opportunity.
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks react to Stephen Silas joining the Rockets
Mavs superstar Luka Doncic tweeted the following minutes after Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also tweeted well wishes to the new Rockets head man.
Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek and wing Tim Hardaway Jr. also sent congratulations to Silas on Twitter.
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon tweeted a quote for Mavericks head coach Carlisle on the news.
Everyone in the Mavs organization is happy that Silas got a head coaching opportunity, but he will certainly be missed. Silas connects well with players and helped Luka Doncic and the rest of the Mavericks improve their games significantly over the last two years. Best wishes to Stephen Silas in his new gig.
The Dallas Mavericks are about to embark on an important offseason. They want to build a title contender around stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Expect the Mavs to be active and improve their roster. Stay tuned to find out how.