It’s no secret that Paul Silas was a happy guy when the Bobcats announced him as the interim head coach of the team. Way back in 2007, there was a head coaching opening after Bernie Bickerstaff was fired. And wouldn’t you know it, the team interviewed Paul Silas back then too! He was quoted as calling the gig a “dream job.” Over the years since then, the Lake Norman area resident has been asked if he’d ever consider coming back to coach a team. On coaching the Bobcats, Silas said, “That’s the one (NBA) job I would be interested in. If I had to go somewhere else, no, but I’d like to coach again here.”
So it should come to no one’s surprise that the man is
happy overjoyed ecstatic to be coaching the only team he’d want to in the city he holds dear.
In fact, Paul Silas smiles so much, from now on I’m going to call him “Paul Smilas.”
Silas Era – Game One (Pistons)
*Bill Diehl is a prominent attorney in Charlotte who has courtside tickets to the Bobcats. In the past, he defended Rae Carruth and former Hornets owner, George Shinn, in their respective cases. In Shinn’s sexual harassment trial, he channeled his inner Johnnie Cochran saying, “If she wasn’t bitin’, she wasn’t fightin’. ” His hair is usually much greasier and thinner than in this photo.
Silas Era – Game Two (Cavaliers)
Paul Silas Era – Game 6 (Wizards)
Paul Silas Era – Game 14 (Hawks)
Paul Silas Era – Game 15 (Kings)
And one last one, just for kicks and giggles…
– Cardboard Gerald
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