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Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943) is an American retired professional basketball player and former NBA head coach. He is the father of current NBA assistant coach Stephen Silas.

Contents

1 Playing career 2 Head coaching record 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Playing career[edit] Born in Prescott, Arkansas,[1] Silas attended Creighton University, where he set an NCAA
NCAA
record for the most rebounds in three seasons and averaged 20.6 rebounds per game in 1963. In the NBA, Silas collected more than 10,000 points and 10,000 rebounds during his sixteen-year career, played in two All-Star games, and won three championship rings (two with the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
in 1974 and 1976, and one with the Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
in 1979). He was named to the All-NBA Defensive First Team twice, and to the All-NBA Defensive Second Team three times. Silas was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers
until March 21, 2005. Prior to his job with the Cavaliers, he was an assistant coach for the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, and Charlotte Hornets, and the head coach for the San Diego Clippers, and Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets. Silas worked for ESPN, although in April 2007, he interviewed for the vacant head coaching position with the Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
(later known as the Charlotte Hornets) which was eventually filled by Sam Vincent. Upon the firing of Vincent in April 2008, he stated that coaching the Bobcats would be a "dream job."[2] On December 22, 2010, Silas was named interim head coach of the Bobcats, replacing the outgoing coach Larry Brown.[3] On February 16, 2011, the Bobcats removed his interim status.[4] On April 30, 2012, the Bobcats announced that Silas would not return to the Bobcats for the 2012–2013 season after producing the worst record in NBA history.[5] Because of the record transfer that occurred in 2014, Silas' tenure with the Bobcats is now recognized as his second tenure with the Charlotte Hornets, meaning that he had coached them for about six seasons with a record of 204–220. Head coaching record[edit]

Legend

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %

Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %

Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result

San Diego 1980–81 82 36 46 .439 5th in Pacific — — — — Missed Playoffs

San Diego 1981–82 82 17 65 .207 6th in Pacific — — — — Missed Playoffs

San Diego 1982–83 82 25 57 .305 6th in Pacific — — — — Missed Playoffs

Charlotte 1998–99 35 22 13 .629 5th in Central — — — — Missed Playoffs

Charlotte 1999–00 82 49 33 .598 2nd in Central 4 1 3 .250 Lost in First Round

Charlotte 2000–01 82 46 36 .561 3rd in Central 10 6 4 .600 Lost in Conf. Semifinals

Charlotte 2001–02 82 44 38 .537 2nd in Central 9 4 5 .444 Lost in Conf. Semifinals

New Orleans 2002–03 82 47 35 .573 3rd in Central 6 2 4 .333 Lost in First Round

Cleveland 2003–04 82 35 47 .427 5th in Central — — — — Missed Playoffs

Cleveland 2004–05 64 34 30 .531 (fired) — — — — —

Charlotte 2010–11 54 25 29 .463 4th in Southeast — — — — Missed Playoffs

Charlotte 2011–12 66 7 59 .106 5th in Southeast — — — — Missed Playoffs

Career

875 387 488 .442

29 13 16 .448

See also[edit]

List of National Basketball
Basketball
Association players with 1000 games played List of National Basketball
Basketball
Association career rebounding leaders List of National Basketball
Basketball
Association career playoff rebounding leaders List of NCAA
NCAA
Division I men's basketball players with 30 or more rebounds in a game List of NCAA
NCAA
Division I men's basketball season rebounding leaders List of NCAA
NCAA
Division I men's basketball career rebounding leaders

References[edit]

^ "2011-12 Bobcats Coaching Staff". NBA.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016.  ^ Silas says coaching Bobcats is a 'dream job' - Sports Rumors - NBA - Yahoo! Sports ^ " Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Bobcats
name Paul Silas
Paul Silas
interim head coach". sportspagemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2010-12-22.  ^ "Bobcats elevate Paul Silas
Paul Silas
to coach". ESPN.com. February 16, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011.  ^ " Paul Silas
Paul Silas
will not return as Bobcats head coach". CharlotteBobcats.com. NBA.com. April 30, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 

External links[edit]

BasketballReference.com: Paul Silas
Paul Silas
(as coach) BasketballReference.com: Paul Silas
Paul Silas
(as player)

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(2010–2012) Mike Dunlap (2012–2013) Steve Clifford
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Paul Silas
Paul Silas
(2002–2003) Tim Floyd
Tim Floyd
(2003–2004) Byron Scott
Byron Scott
(2004–2009) Jeff Bower# (2009–2010) Monty Williams
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(2010–2015) Alvin Gentry
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(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Cleveland Cavaliers
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head coaches

Bill Fitch (1970–1979) Stan Albeck (1979–1980) Bill Musselman (1980–1981) Don Delaney # (1981) Bob Kloppenburg # (1981) Chuck Daly
Chuck Daly
(1981–1982) Bill Musselman (1982) Tom Nissalke (1982–1984) George Karl
George Karl
(1984–1986) Gene Littles # (1986) Lenny Wilkens
Lenny Wilkens
(1986–1993) Mike Fratello
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(1993–1999) Randy Wittman
Randy Wittman
(1999–2001) John Lucas II (2001–2003) Keith Smart
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# (2003) Paul Silas
Paul Silas
(2003–2005) Brendan Malone # (2005) Mike Brown (2005–2010) Byron Scott
Byron Scott
(2010–2013) Mike Brown (2013–2014) David Blatt
David Blatt
(2014–2016) Tyronn Lue
Tyronn Lue
(2016– )

(#) denotes interim head coach.

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Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
1973–74 NBA champions

7 Williams 10 White 11 Kuberski 12 Chaney 17 Havlicek (Finals MVP) 18 Cowens 19 Nelson 20 Hankinson 29 Finkel 32 Downing 35 Silas 44 Westphal

Head coach Heinsohn

Assistant coach Killilea

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Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
1975–76 NBA champions

10 White (Finals MVP) 11 Scott 17 Havlicek 18 Cowens 19 Nelson 27 Stacom 30 McDonald 31 Boswell 33 Kuberski 34 Ard 35 Silas 42 Anderson

Head coach Heinsohn

Assistant coach Killilea

Regular season Playoffs

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Seattle SuperSonics
Seattle SuperSonics
1978–79 NBA champions

1 Williams 8 Shelton 10 Hassett 11 Snyder 21 Awtrey 22 Robinson 23 LaGarde 24 D. Johnson (Finals MVP) 27 J. Johnson 32 Brown 35 Silas 42 Walker 43 Sikma

Head coach Wilkens

Assistant coach Habegger

Regular season Playoffs

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NCAA
NCAA
Division I men's basketball season rebounding leaders

1951: Beck 1952: Hannon 1953: Conlin 1954: Quimby 1955: Slack 1956: Holup 1957: Baylor 1958: Ellis 1959: Wright 1960: Wright 1961: Lucas 1962: Lucas 1963: Silas 1964: Pelkington 1965: Kimball 1966: Ware 1967: Cunningham 1968: Walk 1969: Haywood 1970: Gilmore 1971: Gilmore 1972: Washington 1973: Washington 1974: Barnes 1975: Irving 1976: Pellom 1977: Mosley 1978: K. Williams 1979: Davis 1980: Smith 1981: Watson 1982: Thompson 1983: McDaniel 1984: Olajuwon 1985: McDaniel 1986: Robinson 1987: Lane 1988: Miller 1989: Gathers 1990: Bonner 1991: O'Neal 1992: Jones 1993: Kidd 1994: Lambert 1995: Thomas 1996: Mann 1997: Duncan 1998: Perryman 1999: McGinnis 2000: Phillip 2001: Marcus 2002: Bishop 2003: Hunter 2004: Millsap 2005: Millsap 2006: Millsap 2007: Jones-Jennings 2008: Beasley 2009: Griffin 2010: Parakhouski 2011: Faried 2012: Anosike 2013: Anosike 2014: A. Williams 2015: A. Williams 2016: Mockevičius 2017: Delgado 2018: Cacok

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1964 NBA Draft

Territorial pick

George Wilson Walt Hazzard

First round

Jim Barnes Joe Caldwell Gary Bradds Luke Jackson Jeff Mullins Barry Kramer Mel Counts

Second round

Willis Reed Les Hunter Paul Silas Ira Harge Cotton Nash Howard Komives Bud Koper Bill Chmielewski Ron Bonham

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National Basketball
Basketball
Players Association presidents

Bob Cousy
Bob Cousy
(1954–1958) Tom Heinsohn
Tom Heinsohn
(1958–1965) Oscar Robertson
Oscar Robertson
(1965–1974) Paul Silas
Paul Silas
(1974–1980) Bob Lanier (1980–1985) Junior Bridgeman (1985–1988) Alex English
Alex English
(1988) Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas
(1988–1994) Buck Williams
Buck Williams
(1994–1997) Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
(1997–2001) Michael Curry (2001–2005) Antonio Davis
Antonio Davis
(2005–2006) Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
(2006–2013) Chr

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