Stephen Silas to Join Pistons’ Monty Williams as Lead Assistant

Former Rockets coach Stephen Silas is joining Monty Williams and the Pistons as a lead assistant, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Stephen Silas

Williams was hired by Detroit earlier this month to replace Dwane Casey, who moved into the front office after five seasons on the sideline. 

Meanwhile, Silas was dismissed after the season in Houston and replaced by former Celtics coach Ime Udoka. Silas had been considered a strong candidate to become an assistant under Joe Mazzulla with the Celtics, but has decided to join Williams instead. The Celtics have hired Sam Cassell as an assistant, as we relayed here.

Silas, 49, coached the Rockets for three seasons, compiling a 59-117 record. That included a 22-60 mark this past season. His record, however, was largely a result of the Rockets going on a major youth movement and rebuilding.

Before coaching the Rockets, Silas spent 17 years as an assistant with the Mavericks, Hornets, Cavaliers and Warriors. He is the son of late NBA legend and former coach Paul Silas.

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