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Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 3:00 pm  |  30 responses

Paul Silas Is No Longer the Head Coach of the Charlotte Bobcats


After coaching the Bobcats to the worst record in NBA history, Paul Silas will no longer roam the sidelines in Charlotte. The team made the announcement this afternoon: “Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that Paul Silas will not return as head coach and a search for his successor will begin immediately. ‘I would like to personally thank Paul for everything he has done for this team under some pretty unique circumstances,’ Higgins said. ‘His basketball experience as a coach and a player speak for themselves. We have been fortunate to have someone of his character associated with this franchise and we hope he will continue to be a valuable resource to us in the future.’ Silas recently completed his first full season with the Bobcats, after being named interim Head Coach on December 22, 2010, and then having the interim title removed on February 16, 2011. He led the team to a 25-29 record (.463) over the remainder of the 2010-11 season and compiled an overall record of 32-88 (.363) with the Bobcats.”

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  • @boweezy24

    Phil Jackson.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Saw that coming. Owners and GM’s tend to frown upon giving your son head coaching lessons on the job.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Best thing Jordan could do is hire Nate McMillan and let him do his job without hovering over him and the team.

  • FnF

    Tyrus Thomas definitely wants no piece of him now.

  • Balls

    I nominate Micheal Jordan for Head Coach.

  • Greg

    Shocking..

  • Captain

    Sweet mercy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    they need change so this is not surprising, i hope he gets another shot, he really coaches some of those bdavis hornets teams well

  • bike

    It just seems so…unfair.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    Coach K?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Paul Silas has more years left in his life then the Bobcats won this season. Don’t want to waste any of that precious time.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Imagine if Phil really did coach the team, whoa.

  • Zabbah

    Imagine if Phil coached the team and won them a title. All that talk about Phil getting 11 undeserved rings would be go own the drain.

  • Zabbah

    Imagine if Phil coached the team and won them a title. All that talk about Phil getting 11 undeserved rings would be go down the drain.

  • robb

    but why??? what happened???

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    Good for him.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Imagine if Stan Van Gundy coached the Bobcats.

  • http://www.slamonline.com The riddler

    Haha he should choke out Jordan now

  • MikeC.

    I guess this happened cuz you can’t fire the owner.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

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  • http://hotmail.com GBtha G

    Ridiculous decision that coach should’ve fired long ago.A poor move by MJ.

  • Jerome

    Silas is needed in NY.

  • ClydeSays

    Good for Silas. He didn’t deserve that mess. Even if they get Anthony Davis, it will take some smart GM to build around him. The earlier version Clips and plenty of other teams have proved that successive lottery picks + lousy management = a bad team.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    You could get Phil Jackson in there and it wouldn’t be any better of a situation really. Not surprising they let Silas go.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    This season was not Silas’s fault. It was a mess in all directions. My money would be on either Nate McMillian, Stephen Silas, or that Malone guy who is an assistant on Golden State that everyone keeps mentioning in connection to coaching jobs.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    *And MJ, if you for some reason read the comment sections here, please don’t put any money down based upon the odds I just made up for who the next coach you hire is. They aren’t based on anything besides my guessing skills.

  • Ranlygeorge

    Breaking news, the NBA fire the entire Bobcat team.

  • kantankruz

    Tough call I must say. They are nuts if they don’t get MacMillian.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @LakeShow – Uh, yeah. They totally fired him for letting his son have a go and not for the team record. IN the words of MJ: “Are you stoopid?”

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    They didn’t fire him at all. All of you are stupid.

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