Paul Silas

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Paul Silas
Paul Silas 1977 press photo by Seattle SuperSonics.jpg
Paul Silas in 1977 with the Seattle SuperSonics.
Personal information
Born(1943-07-12) July 12, 1943 (age 71)
Prescott, Arkansas[1]
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcClymonds (Oakland, California)
CollegeCreighton (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career1964–1980
PositionPower forward / Small forward
Number29, 12, 35, 36
Coaching career1980–2012
Career history
As player:
19641969St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks
19691972Phoenix Suns
19721976Boston Celtics
1976–1977Denver Nuggets
19771980Seattle SuperSonics
As coach:
19801983San Diego Clippers
1988–1989New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19891992New York Knicks (assistant)
19921995New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19951997Phoenix Suns (assistant)
19971999Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
19992003Charlotte / New Orleans Hornets
20032005Cleveland Cavaliers
20102012Charlotte Bobcats
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points11,782 (9.4 ppg)
Rebounds12,357 (9.9 rpg)
Assists2,572 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Paul Silas
Paul Silas 1977 press photo by Seattle SuperSonics.jpg
Paul Silas in 1977 with the Seattle SuperSonics.
Personal information
Born(1943-07-12) July 12, 1943 (age 71)
Prescott, Arkansas[1]
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcClymonds (Oakland, California)
CollegeCreighton (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career1964–1980
PositionPower forward / Small forward
Number29, 12, 35, 36
Coaching career1980–2012
Career history
As player:
19641969St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks
19691972Phoenix Suns
19721976Boston Celtics
1976–1977Denver Nuggets
19771980Seattle SuperSonics
As coach:
19801983San Diego Clippers
1988–1989New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19891992New York Knicks (assistant)
19921995New Jersey Nets (assistant)
19951997Phoenix Suns (assistant)
19971999Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
19992003Charlotte / New Orleans Hornets
20032005Cleveland Cavaliers
20102012Charlotte Bobcats
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points11,782 (9.4 ppg)
Rebounds12,357 (9.9 rpg)
Assists2,572 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943) is a retired American professional basketball player and former NBA head coach. He attended Creighton University, where he set an 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 distinguished 16 year career, played in two All-Star games, and won three championship rings (two with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and 1976, and one with the 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.

He was head coach of the 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.

He worked for ESPN, although in April 2007 he interviewed for the vacant head coaching position with the Charlotte Bobcats (later known as the Charlotte Hornets) which was eventually filled by Sam Vincent. Upon the firing of Sam Vincent in April 2008, he stated that coaching the Bobcats would be a "dream job."[2] On December 22, 2010, Paul 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.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win-loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win-loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
SDC1980–81823646.4395th in PacificMissed Playoffs
SDC1981–82821765.2076th in PacificMissed Playoffs
SDC1982–83822557.3056th in PacificMissed Playoffs
CHA1998–99352213.6295th in CentralMissed Playoffs
CHA1999–00824933.5982nd in Central413.250Lost in First Round
CHA2000–01824636.5613rd in Central1064.600Lost in Conf. Semifinals
CHA2001–02824438.5372nd in Central945.444Lost in Conf. Semifinals
NOH2002–03824735.5733rd in Central624.333Lost in First Round
CLE2003–04823547.4275th in CentralMissed Playoffs
CLE2004–05643430.531(fired)
CHA2010–11542529.4634th in SoutheastMissed Playoffs
CHA2011–1266759.1065th in SoutheastMissed Playoffs
Career875387488.442291316.448

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Silas says coaching Bobcats is a 'dream job' - Sports Rumors - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
  3. ^ "Charlotte Bobcats name Paul Silas interim head coach". sportspagemagazine.com. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Bobcats elevate Paul Silas to coach". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. February 16, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Paul Silas will not return as Bobcats head coach". CharlotteBobcats.com. NBA.com. April 30, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 

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