Stephen Silas wasn't too confident that he'll land the Houston Rockets head coaching job. His father Paul — a former NBA coach himself — shared his son's story of self-doubt. But like a doting father that he is, the elder Silas assured his son that he will get the job.

Per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the elder Silas shared what his son Stephen told him. Paul — who actually worked with his son in Charlotte — reminded him he was more than deserving.

“He said he wasn’t going to get this job,” the elder Silas said. “I told him it was going to happen. I knew it was going to happen for him. They wanted to get him. He said, ‘I don’t think it’s going to happen, Dad.’ I said, ‘It is.’ And it did. I’m just happy as heck.”

“I thought it would happen because I had him as (an assistant) coach and he was doing a great job. I just knew it was going to happen. He did a great job, I tell you. He really did. And he’ll do a great job now.”

Silas' doubt probably stems from way back from 2016. After all, Silas made it to the final process of the application period. But the Rockets opted to hire Mike D'Antoni.

This is Silas' first head coaching post. He started as a scout in 1999 in Charlotte when his dad was the head coach. He officially joined his father's staff in 2000 as an assistant. Since then, he has been part of the coaching staff of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, and the Dallas Mavericks.