The Charlotte Hornets have elevated Stephen Silas to the title of Associate Head Coach, while naming former NBA head coach Eddie Jordan as an assistant coach on Steve Clifford’s staff for the 2017-18 season.
Silas is currently in his eighth season as an assistant coach with Charlotte, first joining the team after spending 4 1/2 seasons with the Golden State Warriors as part of their coaching staff. Prior to his time with Golden State, Silas was an advance scout with the Washington Wizards during the 2005-06 season. Stephen also spent time as an assistant coach under his father, Paul Silas from 2000-03 with the original Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets and again from 2003-05 in Cleveland with the Cavaliers. Stephen Silas first joined the original Charlotte Hornets franchise in the summer of 1999 as an advance and college scout, and on June 5, 2000, he was promoted to assistant coach at the age of 27, making him the youngest assistant coach in the NBA that time.
Eddie Jordan will enter his first season as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets in 2017-18. Jordan began his coaching career in college as an assistant coach at Boston College from 1986-88 and at Rutgers University(1988-91), before returning to the NBA with the Sacramento Kings as part of their coaching staff from 1992-97. He has served as a head coach for three different teams in the NBA: Sacramento(1997-98), Washington Wizards(2003-08), and the Philadelphia 76ers(2009-10). He recently was the head coach at Rutgers, his alma mater, from 2013-16.
In addition, Eddie Jordan also has experience as a lead assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets from 1999-2003, where he was part of the staff that helped New Jersey reach back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, and with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2012-13, where he coached alongside current Hornets head coach Steve Clifford.
The team also made a few more announcements in the Basketball Operations department, including the promotions of Rick Higgins to coaching assistant/video coordinator, Cam Twiss has been promoted to General Manager of the Hornets-owned NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, and David Kaplan has been named the team’s manager of basketball analytics. Adam FIlippi has transitioned to college scouting and the team has hired Jakub Kudlacek as an international scout.