HC Suns Monty Williams Share a powerful and moving moment with Rockets HC Stephen Silas After Houston beat Phoenix on Tuesday night… in the coaches’ first game since his father Paul Silas death.
The hug came moments after the final bell rang… Monty and Stephen huddled close to center court, and Suns HC were more than willing to congratulate Stephen on the W.J.
Monty and Stephen first shook hands and hugged… then Williams said a few words to the 49-year-old before grabbing him for a longer hug.
As we mentioned, Paul, a two-time and three-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics, passed away on Sunday. He was 79 years old.
Along with all of his other basketball accomplishments, Silas served as LeBron’s first coach in the NBA. In all, he has spent 23 seasons coaching in the NBA – 12 as a head coach and 11 as an assistant.
Paul gave his son Stephen a job as an assistant coach on his team with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012…and the two have been coaching together for a season.
Stephen became the Rockets’ head coach in 2020…and took the helm for three years as the team tries to rebuild.
Stephen missed Houston’s game against the Bucks on Sunday following news of his father’s passing…but now he’s back with the team.