The Houston Rockets haven’t won a basketball game since October 22. Though the team is in a rebuilding phase, morale among current players looks bleak. Now, the franchise may be looking to make a change at the top to help turn things around.

Stephen Silas, the head coach of the Rockets, may be on the chopping block. Bleacher Report spoke with sources close to the team, who said the front office is weighing their options with Silas. He would follow Sacramento Kings head man Luke Walton, who was let go last weekend.

Houston was not expected to be a good team this year. General Manager Rafael Stone has been telling the coaching staff to focus on the development of young talent. Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green are the names that came up.

When Silas was initially hired, the team was not in full rebuild mode. He was there to win. Since then, GM Daryl Morey left the team. Star players James Harden and Russell Westbrook soon followed.

Now that the direction of the squad has changed, ownership and Raphael Stone may be looking for a new coach. They’re going to be looking for someone who can work with young players and develop a future winner. The team’s pathetic start must be put in the rear-view mirror.

If Silas is let go, it is likely that the interim coach title will go to assistant coach John Lucas. He would provide stability to a franchise that desperately needs it while they search for their next head coach. Whether it’s the roster or the staff, something needs to be done to silence the many alarms sounding around the Houston Rockets.

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Michael Perry

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