The Houston Rockets are weighing the future of Stephen Silas as head coach amid a 15-game losing streak that was broken on Wednesday.
There were no playoff expectations as the Rockets continue with their rebuild. Rafael Stone directed Silas and his coaching staff to develop and feature Houston’s younger prospects such as Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green.
The Rockets hired Silas while the franchise still hoped to convince James Harden to remain with the franchise.
“They put him in a tough position,” said one assistant general manager. “[Silas] is genuinely one of the nicest people in the NBA. He actually cares about people. To put him with a bunch of really young dudes who probably don’t care about anything but their numbers and playing time, he’s just not the right fit.”
John Lucas would be the likely choice as interim head coach should Silas be dismissed.