If Stephen Silas has been maintained in his functions in Houston, on the other hand, the management has decided to clean up among his assistants. According to The Athletic, only John Lucas and Rick Higgins have saved their heads, while Jeff Hornacek, Will Weaver and DeSagana Diop, in place for two years, are asked to look elsewhere.
To fill these gaps, two names come up most often. First that of Mahmoud Abdelfattah, the current coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the G-League team affiliated with the Rockets. According to The Athletic, it’s as if it’s been done, and a place is kept warm for him.
Another name that comes up most often is that of Lionel Hollins, the former coach of Memphis and Brooklyn. He is a very experienced coach, and from 2019 to 2021 he was alongside Frank Vogel at the Lakers. He also participated in the conquest of the title in 2020. Finally, there would also be Melvin Hunt, passed by the Hawks.
Stephen Silas wishes to take his time to compose his staff. When he took office, in 2020, he was somewhat rushed, and at the time, James Harden or Russell Westbrook were still there. Today, the project has completely changed, and you need a staff adapted to your young group.