Bobcats fire head coach Paul Silas after 7-59 season
Charlotte, NC, United States (AHN Sports) – The more things change the more they look like the Charlotte Bobcats.
The ‘Cats fired head coach Paul Silas Monday following the team’s disastrous 7-59 season, meaning Charlotte will have a fifth different coach since coming into the NBA in 2004.
Charlotte dropped its last 23 games and finished with the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.
Portland Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan, a product of nearby N.C. State and ex-New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni could be among the candidates to replace Silas.
Ex-Knick great Patrick Ewing, an assistant with the Orlando Magic, is said to be chomping at the bit to get a head coaching gig.
It may not hurt Ewing that he’s long-time friends with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, his ex-nemesis on the basketball court when the former starred for the Bulls.
Silas piled up an all-time coaching record of 387-488 over 12 seasons with four different teams.