Since the Charlotte Bobcats replaced Larry Brown as head coach with Paul Silas, the team has looked like a team headed to the playoffs. As a result, Michael Jordan and the Bobcats have given Paul Silas the full-time head coaching gig and removed the interim label. Additionally, Paul Silas was given a new contract for next season.
Said Silas: “It’s a very exciting day for me knowing I’ll be here this year and next year and have a chance to really make this team special. There’s a long way to go, but we’re getting there.”
Under Larry Brown, the Bobcats were 9-19. Under Silas, the team is 15-13. Charlotte is only 1.5 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.
Silas thinks his new status will give the team a further lift.
“It gives us more stability,” said Silas. “The players understand now that we’re going to be around at least the rest of this year and one more year and they have to buy in.”