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Stephen Silas, the head coach of the Houston Rockets, had a rough week.
His dad died.
Paul Silas was an NBA legend. He played 16 seasons and won three championships with the Boston Celtics. He was 79.
Three days later Stephen was back on the court – coaching the Rockets to a big win over the Phoenix Suns. But emotions were still raw.
After the game, Suns coach Monty Williams embraced Silas on the court. The two men shared a poignant moment together and then for 30 seconds – Williams prayed over his friend.
A class act from the 2022 NBA Coach of the Year. And a man of God – who finds greater value in serving others.
And on that day – it was serving the coach who had just beaten him on the basketball court.
It’s not about winning or losing. It’s about doing God’s will.
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Suns coach Monty Williams is the real deal. After a tough loss, he embraces Houston coach Stephen Silas and PRAYS for him after the loss of his dad Paul Silas. Beautiful display of love and empathy. pic.twitter.com/MevvBp13At— Jason Romano (@JasonRomano) December 14, 2022
Post game tonight..Monty Williams praying🙏🏽over Stephen Silas who’s father Paul passed away Sunday. Brotherhood transcending basketball ✊🏽🏀🙏🏽pic.twitter.com/9ttpqqfnjb— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) December 14, 2022
The NBA family is a strong one.— Bally Sports Arizona (@BALLYSPORTSAZ) December 14, 2022
Monty Williams shared a long embrace with Stephen Silas, son of the late Paul Silas, at the end of tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/9EtWaXH1UG
Suns coach Monty Williams had a long embrace with Stephen Silas after the game tonight. A very emotional night for Silas. pic.twitter.com/YiDKgV1TZ1— Michael Connor (@MC790) December 14, 2022
Moments after his team’s loss went final, Suns coach Monty Williams embraced Stephen Silas and shared what appeared to be a very deep message. Stephen, of course, was coaching his first game since the death of his father, Paul Silas.— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) December 14, 2022
All class. pic.twitter.com/Hy9Ul7csIY
“It means a lot… He has a great way of communicating. Tonight, his way of communicating was through a hug, which I needed… and I love him for that.”— NBA (@NBA) December 14, 2022
♥ Stephen Silas and Monty Williams shared a moment postgame after the loss of Paul Silas. pic.twitter.com/tXAeWkrrnz