Reporting Marc James
To ensure their long-term success, the Charlotte Bobcats have turned the clock “Back To the Future”. Principal Owner Michael Jordan has finally removed the interim tag off Paul Silas whom has singlehandedly turn the team around in the wake of Larry Brown’s departure. Since then, the team has posted a winning record of 15-13.Silas originally coached the then Charlotte Hornets from 1998-02 and when they moved to New Orleans for a season. His combined record with the Hornets in Charlotte & New Orleans was 208-155.
There has Never been more evidence of Silas’s impact than on the play of starting point guard D.J. Augustin & shooting guard Gerald Henderson. Both players have seen their production improve substantially through the 67-year old head coach. That’s not to mention his influence on the resurrection of Shaun Livingston whom has found a place he can now call home. Silas has been out of the league the past five seasons. The last time he coached was when a 19-year old kid out of Akron, Ohio, by the name of LeBron James was the #1 overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Silas also endured a major health scare with blood clots which threatened his life.
Nobody was a greater competitor on the court than his Airness #23 Michael Jordan. Hats off to M.J., team President Fred Whitfield, & General Manger Rod Higgins for making a very wise choice to solidify the team’s future with the Right man on the sideline. If anybody knows how crazy The “Queen City” can be about their basketball team, it’s definitely Paul Silas.