The NBA’s 2022-23 regular season is over for the young and rebuilding Houston Rockets (22-60), and they didn’t wait long to kick off a busy offseason.
In an occasionally fiery press conference, general manager Rafael Stone took the podium Monday at Toyota Center and explained Houston’s decision to move on from head coach Stephen Silas after three seasons.
As part of Stone’s comments, he also pushed back on criticisms of Houston’s culture and insisted the franchise would be an attractive destination this offseason – both for top coaching candidates and veteran free agents.
So, is Stone’s confidence warranted? Tuesday’s “The Lager Line” podcast, sponsored by Clutch City Lager of Karbach Brewing, takes a deeper look. Hosts Ben DuBose and Paulo Alves share their reactions to Stone’s interview, along with key criteria the team could and/or should utilize in its upcoming search.