Stephen Silas

by John Max 30 May,2021
Stephen Silas
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Stephen Silas
  • Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts
  • Famous Name Stephen Silas
  • Father Paul Silas
  • Net Worth $1 million
  • Position in Team Head coach
  • Current team Houston Rockets
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession NBA Head Coach
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Keryl Silas
  • Children Two

Stephen Silas is an American basketball coach who currently serves as the head coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Early in his career, he worked as an assistant for different NBA teams: Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, and Charlotte Hornets. 

Boston, Massachusetts native, Stephen Silas was born in 1973 and is 48 years old. He holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background. Silas is the son of a veteran NBA player and head coach, Paul Silas. He has a sister, named Paula. 

How Much Is Stephen Silas' Net Worth In 2021?

Stephen Silas began his basketball coaching career in 2000, finally landing in his dream role, head coach in 2020 at Houston Rockets. However, neither Rockets nor Silas has disclosed financial information about the contract. 

Houston Rocket's former head coach, Mike D'Antoni was offered a $5 million one-year extension with an additional $1 million per round he won in the 2020 season. Not the same figure, but Silas is assumed to makes at least $3.5 million per annum at Houston. 

Besides, Silas has spent two decades working as an assistant coach at various NBA franchises. The salary of assistant coaches in the league is no less than the six-digit figure.

As of 2021, Stephen Silas has an estimated net worth of $1 million. 

Is Stephen Silas Married? Know His Wife

The Houston Rocket's head coach is married to Keryl Silas (maiden name: Keryl Jean Watkins). Keryl and Stephen tied the knot in 2002 and had two beautiful girls; Kyler Elyse and Kaelyn.

StephenStephen Silas' Wife SOURCE: Heightzone

Silas' wife, Kerly was born in November 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Carl Watkins. Her sister Kendall Watkins Phills is a widow of former NBA player Bobby Phills, who died at the age of 30 in a car accident in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Silas holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Southern University and a Master's in Education from the University of Southern California.

Kerly is a former singer known as Porsha. She also appeared alongside Snoop Dogg and Mia X in the music video for the song Slow Down. 

Coaching Career

Stephen Silas started his coaching career as an assistant coach with Charlotte Hornets under his father, followed by  New Orleans Hornets from 2002 to 2003, and the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2003 to 2005. 

During the 2005-2006 season, he served as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors,  before leaving to rejoin his father in Charlotte where he worked from 2010 until 2018. At the time of joining as an assistant with Charlotte Hornets on 5th June 2000, Silas was the youngest assistant in the NBA at the age of 27. 

On 24th May 2018, he joined the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant coach.

On 30th October 2020, Silas became the new head coach of the Houston Rockets, after Mike D'Antoni announced that he would not return to the team on 13th September 2020. 

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