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Report: Hornets assistant Stephen Silas to meet with Warriors’ Kerr about lead assistant role

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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 21: Assistant coach Stephen Silas of the Charlotte Bobcats (L) works on a computer with Cory Higgins #11 before a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 21, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Charlotte’s lead assistant Stephen Silas is in serious demand. And about to get a serious pay bump.

He is still technically one of the finalists for the Houston Rockets’ job along with Mike D’Antoni, although GM Daryl Morey keeps bringing in new candidates to interview so that situation remains in flux. Silas isn’t waiting around, he’s going to see check out another coveted gig — the Golden State Warriors’ lead assistant spot. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Wojnarowski added later that Portland is going to talk to Silas about its lead assistant position.

This puts pressure on the Rockets — if they are serious about Silas they need to move fast, before he accepts another job.

The seat next to Steve Kerr on the Warriors’ bench becomes open after their playoff run because Luke Walton is heading to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers’ gig. Jeff Hornacek was the name mentioned as getting the Warriors job until Phil Jackson offered him the Knicks head coaching position.

Silas would be a good fit, and the fact he’s going to OKC to interview for the position shows both sides are serious. Silas is the son of coaching legend Paul Silas but he’s carved out his own path as a guy seen as a quality thinker of the game and a guy the players love — Jeremy Lin named Silas as a key reason for his strong season.

Whatever happens, Silas is about to get a pay bump.