Amid 2-16 Start to the Season, Rockets Considering Change at Head Coach
In the midst of a horrific season, the Houston Rockets may be looking to make a change.
Given the complete lack of talent on the roster, the Rockets were destined to have a terrible year as they began looking towards what seemed to be a lengthy rebuild process. That being said, at 2-16, it appears that a number of higher-ups in the organization expected better than what the early results have been.
Last night, the Rockets put an end to their 15-game losing streak with a win against the Chicago Bull as the emphasis continues to be placed heavily on player development. While that has been the plan since the start of the year as directed by general manager Rafael Stone, it might soon be carried out by a new head coach at the helm.
The Rockets recently hired Stephen Silas largely due to his strong ties with then-franchise cornerstone James Harden in an effort to keep him in Houston. Now, with Harden no longer on the team, the Rockets are considering bringing in a different voice to help guide the likes of Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green on their development.
“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. The Rockets are currently occupying last place in the Western Conference.