Rockets Rumors: Wes Unseld Jr., Stephen Silas to Interview for Vacant HC Job | Bleacher Report

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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Denver Nuggets assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. calls out instructions during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with Cleveland’s coaching search tells The Associated Press that the team has received permission to interview Denver assistant Wes Unseld Jr. to be its coach. The Cavaliers have not yet set up a time to meet with Unseld Jr., said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly disclosing any of its plans.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

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The Houston Rockets are “starting to receive permission to interview assistants for [their] vacant head coaching job,” per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, which includes Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. and Dallas Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas. 

Head coach Mike D’Antoni left the team this offseason after Houston lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games in the Western Conference Semifinals. D’Antoni was not under contract for the 2020-21 season. 


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