Rockets Add Hornacek To Silas’ Coaching Staff

The Rockets have hired Jeff Hornacek as an assistant on Stephen Silas’ staff, according to a team press release.

Hornacek was the head coach in Phoenix for 2 1/2 seasons from 2013-16 and in New York for two seasons from 2016-18. Previous reports indicated Houston was close to an agreement with Hornacek and now it’s official.

John Lucas, who was reportedly one of the finalists to replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach, will remain in the organization as an assistant. Will Weaver, Rick Higgins, and DeSagana Diop will also join Silas’ staff.

Weaver was the head coach of the Sydney Kings in Australia after being named NBA G League Coach of the Year for the 2018/19 season with the Long Island Nets. Higgins spent the past two seasons with the Magic as associate coach/player development, while Diop spent the past four seasons on the Jazz’s staff.

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9 thoughts on “Rockets Add Hornacek To Silas’ Coaching Staff

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    With D’Antoni finally gone the Rockets will no longer be restricted to using an 8-man rotation all of the time. They have plenty of depth to go 10-deep.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        Hornacek won’t be the head coach, but I assume that Stephen Silas will be like most other coaches around the NBA.

        • Little_Dunker_45

          I realize that it’s just the article says Hornacek so what you said is a nin sequitur. I didnt know if I missed something. Anyhow I hope the new staff squashes all the trade me talk and get the team cookin. All they lost were guys who didnt biy in. If they can reclaim and get hardbrook excited no reason they cant have another good year

          • Little_Dunker_45

            Ok if would have been nice if jeff green stayed but I have to say the odds of him being hot 2 years in a row… maybe let someone else overpay him.

    • Little_Dunker_45

      No I dont think so? We probably would have heard about it…not small news (duh)

  2. El Don

    One must wonder how this guy keeps getting gigs after punching a player?
    If it was the other way around the player wouldn’t get another job, SMH!

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