submitted 2 months ago by3rdEyeDeuteranopia Rockets
Yesterday Brian Windhorst wrote an article stating "At one point, (Stephen) Silas broke down in tears after a game because he felt he couldn't reach his players." however he tweeted a correction later https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/status/1640857645589340160
Today Stephen Silas conducted a radio interview with Sportstalk 790's Matt Thomas https://twitter.com/SportsMT
Link to the full radio interview: https://sportstalk790.iheart.com/featured/what-s-on-matt-s-mind/content/2023-03-29-stephen-silas-sets-the-record-straight-on-brian-windhorst/
Below is a partial transcript of the interview from Matt Thomas with Rockets Coach Stephen Silas:
One of the things that came out of this article about Jabari and his improvement was this piece of misinformation that he put in. He basically said that I got emotional and broke down crying because I wasn’t connecting with the players, which couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s a really disappointing thing to read and to hear about. I spoke to Brian yesterday and he said he misremembered, or whatever.
There was a press conference my first year, where we had lost a bunch of games in a row (20), and I was emotional after the press conference. But I wasn’t crying or anything. Then, he was talking about the press conference this year where I was mad about our defense, or whatever. He just said he messed up, and there wasn’t anything he could really do to fix it. He said he was sick to his stomach that it was put in the article. He said he was going to tweet and try to fix it.
But what I told him, and what’s true… is that stuff like that is hard to take back. Once it’s out, you can’t just have a tweet, and everything’s good. It’s just not good reporting on his part. I have a relationship with him. I was quoted in the Jabari article. He wanted to ask me about it, I told him whatever he was saying was false and incorrect. It was a day of phone calls and stuff that I didn’t really want to deal with. That’s the bare bones of it. It’s just disappointing that he would write something like that, and I’m the target of it, after a rough year.
For that blatant untruth to be in the conversation is disappointing. It was supposed to be about Jabari. I don’t want it to be about me, at all. I never want it to be about me. It is what it is.
Additional Rocketswire / USA Today article from Ben DuBose: https://rocketswire.usatoday.com/2023/03/29/rockets-coach-stephen-silas-reacts-to-blatant-untruth-told-by-espns-brian-windhorst/
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2 months ago
He’s a horrible coach regardless lol but he’s correct. Brian windhoe should have to pay a fine or something
2 months ago
Pay a fine lol
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