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Stephen Silas on reports he is on the Rockets’ hot seat: ‘I believe in what I do’

Nov 14, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets have a league-worst record at 2-16, and Head Coach Stephen Silas may be on the hot seat. Silas only has one year left on his contract, and after an underwhelming start this season, he may not be around much longer.

The rumors floating around about Silas have not fazed him, and he is still confident in himself.

“I don’t need like, approval. I believe in what I do. I think I’m good at it. The players respond when I challenge them or coach them. Whether we won or lost tonight, I’m the same coach.”

Stephen Silas

Nobody expected Jalen Green to come in and lead the Rockets to the playoffs, but nobody expected a 2-16 record either.

“I’ve been waiting and preparing all my life for this job, so I’m not going to make it worse than it is. I’m going to coach these guys are hard as I can. I’m going to do the things I believe in. I’m going to do them in a way that is smart � that I feel is smart � and a way that is well-thought-through. And if that works out, it works out. I’ve been waiting too long for this not to do it in an honest way. So, yeah, I get it. I totally get it. But I’ve been there before, I grew up in it, and this is the job I wanted. This is where I want to be, so we’ll just go from there.”

Stephen Silas

After the Sacramento Kings already made a coaching change this season, the Rockets may be the next team to do the same.

What’s next for the Rockets?

There is no other way to say it; the Houston Rockets are bad.

The Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns are on opposite sides of the number 15. The Rockets just lost their 15th straight game, and the Suns just won their 15th straight.

With John Wall still not playing, and other injuries playing a role, the Rockets’ streak may continue to grow.

Houston’s GM, Rafael Stone, is more of a hands-on GM, which adds frustration to the coaching staff. Stone is known for walking into practices and letting his thoughts known. Whether Silas remains the coach, or somebody new steps in, Stone’s philosophy will stay the same.

As of right now, John Lucas is the favorite to take over for Silas if a change is made. Lucas is an assistant coach on the team and has a very close relationship with Stone.

If nothing changes for the Rockets, it is safe to say Silas is on his way out.

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