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February 16, 2011

Silas Extension Announcement Expected At Noon Today

   The Bobcats have called a noon press conference today where they're expected to announce a contract extension for interim head coach Paul Silas.

   A source confirmed Tuesday night that the team and coach had been in discussions about taking the interim tag off and giving the 67-year old Silas a contract through the 2011-12 season. Since taking over for Larry Brown on Dec. 22, Silas has led the Bobcats to a 15-13 record.

   Both Silas and team executive Rod Higgins will be at the press conference.

-- Ron Green Jr

Posted by Observer Sports on February 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

Comments

A good fit!

Posted by: panfan1 | Feb 16, 2011 11:15:43 AM

Premature imo.

Posted by: Kevin | Feb 16, 2011 11:48:09 AM

the only thing premature is your ejaculation, kevin.

Posted by: matt | Feb 16, 2011 12:00:23 PM

Kevin, that is not premature. Is a 1 year contract and I'm sure it's for a very reasonable price. With a possible lockout ahead, it's a very good and safe move. Also, there are not too many options avaliable, that are "cost-beneficial" to this team. So far things have worked fine with Silas. Why go for a more expensive coach, that would require a long term contract and it will be a gamble. This is one of the smartest decision this office has made so far.

Posted by: RobC | Feb 16, 2011 12:29:50 PM

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