College - Brown
Stephen Silas, 36, is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, marking his ninth season overall as an NBA assistant coach. With the Warriors, Silas concentrates on the development of perimeter players as well as game preparation and managing the teamís offensive and defensive playbook. He also served as the head coach of Golden Stateís Summer League entry in Las Vegas this past season.
Prior to joining the Warriors, Silas served as an advance scout for the Washington Wizards during the 2005-06 season after spending five seasons on the coaching staffs of his father, Paul Silas, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans/Charlotte Hornets. The younger Silas served as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers during the 2003-04 & 2004-05 campaigns, where he was charged with individual skill work, player development, game preparation, pre-game walkthroughs as well as managing and developing technology and NBA scouting systems for the coaching staff. Silas also served as head coach for the Cavaliers 2003 Summer League teams in Boston and Orlando.
Silas also spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets prior to joining the Cavaliers. At the time of his hiring as an assistant with the Hornets on June 5, 2000, he was the youngest assistant in the NBA at the age of 27. Silas originally joined the Hornets in the summer of 1999 as an advance and college scout, scouting nearly 200 NBA and college games in that role. He also served as the head coach for the Hornets Summer League squad at the 2002 Orlando Summer Pro League. In addition to his work with NBA teams, Silas coached at the 2003 and 2007 NBA Pre-Draft camps.
Internationally, Silas has worked at many camps and clinics across the globe to help promote the game of basketball and the NBA. This past summer, he served as coach at the Korea Development Camp in Seoul, South Korea, working in conjunction with the NBA and Korean Basketball League. He served as a coach at the NBAís Basketball Without Borders camp in Africa in the summer of 2008, as well as in Beijing, China during the summer of 2005. He also represented the NBA Coaches Association at the Dirk Nowitzki Basketball Academy in Berlin, Germany, in July of 2004.
The Boston native graduated from Brown University in 1996 with Bachelorís Degrees in sociology and management. He played four seasons for the Bears basketball team. Upon graduation and before joining the NBA, Silas spent three years as the assistant executive director of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) in Providence, Rhode Island.
Silas and his wife, Keryl, were married in 2002 and are the proud parents of their two daughters, Kyler Elyse and Kaelyn.