Stephen Silas on the hot seat?

The Houston Rockets have lost 15 straight games since their Oct. 22 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Even for a franchise clearly trying to rebuild, such a drought can erode morale and optimism among players and team staffers. Now, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation have indicated to B/R that Rockets brass are weighing the future of Stephen Silas, who may become the league’s next coach to be terminated, following Luke Walton’s exit in Sacramento last weekend. – via Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

But unlike Walton, there were no playoff expectations for Houston. Instead, GM Rafael Stone’s front office has directed the coaching staff to develop and feature Houston’s younger prospects such as Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, sources said. – via Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

“They put him in a tough position,” said one assistant general manager. “[Silas] is genuinely one of the nicest people in the NBA. He actually cares about people. To put him with a bunch of really young dudes who probably don’t care about anything but their numbers and playing time, he’s just not the right fit.” – via Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

But Silas’ coaching performance has been met with some critics around the league. Rival coaches characterize the Rockets offense as disorganized and undisciplined, with chronic turnover issues and poor shot selection. They boast the league’s worst offensive efficiency and assist-to-turnover ratio. – via Jake Fischer @ Bleacher Report

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