Solomon: This won’t be Stephen Silas’ worst skid … will it?

Stephen Silas has seen some long losing streaks. Up close and personal.

He was the lead assistant on his father Paul’s coaching staff with Charlotte in 2011-12. His dad even handed him the reins to lead the team for several games that season.

The Bobcats were fortunate not to have to play a full 82-game schedule. In a lockout-shortened season, Paul Silas’ last as a head coach, the Bobcats finished with the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.

Their 7-59 record included a stretch of 16 straight losses, and they finished with a run of 23 defeats in a row, tied for the fifth-longest skid in NBA history.

Stephen Silas’ rookie season as a head coach is not that bad … yet.

His Rockets are in a rut that puts them about halfway to the franchise mark of 17 straight defeats, set by the San Diego Rockets in the team’s first season in the NBA.

Having suffered eight losses in a row, four by at least 20 points, the team is searching for answers. The Rockets travel to Cleveland for a Wednesday game against the Cavaliers, who are foundering at 11-21 and had a 10-game losing streak before beating the Hawks on Tuesday.

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