Kristian Winfield: Stephen Silas could just be the Rockets' newest scapegoat

Stephen Silas, a well-respected assistant with the Mavericks, has agreed to replace Mike D’Antoni as the next head coach of the Rockets. In his first stint as a head coach, he will attempt to do the impossible: lead a Rockets team with championship aspirations to a Finals appearance they likely won’t ever realize.The Silas hiring looks good on paper. He is NBA legacy, the son of former coach Paul Silas. He is 47 years old; D’Antoni turned 69 in May. He was also the Mavericks’ offensive coordinator who built the league’s most powerful offense around Luka Doncic, who is as transcendent a young s…

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