SUNDAY, 12:26pm: Silas will meet with Golden State coach Steve Kerr Monday in Oklahoma City to discuss the top assistant’s position, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
FRIDAY, 4:56pm: The Warriors are in need of a replacement for Luke Walton as top assistant and are targeting Hornets assistant coach Stephen Silas, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Golden State requested permission from Charlotte today to discuss the post with Silas, Wojnarowski notes. The team is feeling pressure to ramp up its timetable regarding Silas because of his growing candidacy to become the Rockets next head coach, the scribe adds.
Silas, 43, is the son of longtime NBA coach Paul Silas. He has served as an assistant for the Hornets, Pelicans (prior to the team being re-named), Warriors and Cavaliers, as well as serving a brief stint as an advance scout for the Wizards. He was in Houston for a second interview Thursday and met with team owner Leslie Alexander. If the Rockets hire Silas, they would reportedly like to add former Nets coach Lionel Hollins as his top assistant.
Former NBA head coach Brian Shaw is eyeing the Warriors post should Silas not join the team, Wojnarowski relays. Shaw was reportedly offered the top assistant slot on Walton’s staff in Los Angeles, but the coach prefers the Warriors given that he is a Bay area native, the Vertical scribe writes.