CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 (UPI) -- The Charlotte Bobcats, who finished the season with a 23-game losing streak, said Monday that Paul Silas won't return next season as coach.
Charlotte was 7-59 this past season, setting an NBA record for lowest winning percentage (.106). The team hasn't won since a 107-103 victory over Toronto on March 17 and didn't manage back-to-back wins all season.
"I would like to personally thank Paul for everything he has done for this team under some pretty unique circumstances," said Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins. "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 coached in Charlotte for about 1 1/2 seasons. He was hired as interim head coach Dec. 22, 2010, replacing Larry Brown. The team was 32-88 under him.
Silas has coached parts of 12 seasons, starting in 1980-81 with the San Diego Clippers. He also coached the Hornets -- both in Charlotte and New Orleans -- and Cleveland Cavaliers. His overall coaching record is 387-488.
A three-time NBA champion and twice an all-star as a player, Silas is up for consideration this year to induction to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
|Additional Sports News Stories|
ROME, May 18 (UPI) --Rafael Nadal reached his eighth final in as many tournaments and second-seeded Roger Federer also notched a semifinal victory Saturday at the Italian Masters.
MALMO, Sweden, May 18 (UPI) --Oddsmakers pegged Emmelie de Forest as the favorite to win the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Sweden Saturday.
DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) --An invasive insect from Asia first spotted in Michigan two years ago could pose a major threat this year to fruit growers, officials say.