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Old 01-15-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Paul Silas' job may be safe, for now

But the heat started to come down on Silas this past week, even before the Bobcats lost to the Knicks at the Garden, falling to 2-7. It reached the point where Jordan felt the need to convene a meeting of his top aides and his coach to reevaluate where the team stands.

Sources said that in the meeting, Jordan finally admitted the obvious: The Bobcats don’t have starting-quality talent, aren’t going to win anything this season, and that Silas should not be held accountable, as long as the team plays hard and sees development from its younger players.

“Michael understands where we are and what this season is all about, and that’s rebuilding,’’ said a team official. “He has a real good idea of where we stand.”

Jordan had better, because it’s of his own doing. He and his aides want Byron Mullens to start. But otherwise, they’re allowing Silas to determine who plays and who sits.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #2
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Jordan finally admitted the obvious: The Bobcats don’t have starting-quality talent, aren’t going to win anything this season, and that Silas should not be held accountable

This is why I think Jordan is going to be a good owner. Yeah, he won't have as much success as he's going to like because too many NBA superstars are too selfish to want to come play in a small market, and for whatever reason, the Jordan name just doesn't seem as shiny as it once did.

That being said, I think Silas' job, if he even wants to continue coaching after this year, will be in serious jeopardy once the season ends because its apparent the players know they suck and they don't care about trying, and unfortunately, the head coach is at least somewhat responsible for keeping his players motivated.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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Pretty sure Silas will retire after this season. Starting Mullens and Kemba is great imo. It really added a spark to the team even though it makes us vulnerable on the defensive end. I'm all for giving the young guys more PT and sitting Boris even if it costs us games. How about Biyombo Sat. night: 5 blocks in 12 minutes.
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Default Re: Paul Silas' job may be safe, for now

Ever since Silas removed Boris Diaw from the starting lineup this team has improved significantly.

If he was Larry Brown Diaw would be playing so much to the point that Jordan couldn't stand it anymore.

Unless the rookies show no improvement, it's safe to say Silas will coach until the end of the season, if not, is Jordan going to do it himself???
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Jordan would put more butts in the seats....and put more national attention on the team...but we'd still suck.
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If the Knicks keep on losing I would guess that Mike D'Antoni may get the ax. Id be very interested to see how his uptempo offense could do with the squad we have now, and a top 3 pick in next years draft.
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