HoopsHype Stephen Silas rumors


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Bobcats assistant Stephen Silas will continue on the Bobcats staff, after working under his father, Paul, and Mike Dunlap last season. Clifford is expected to make at least one more hire. Charlotte Observer

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Stephen Silas apparently won’t be the Charlotte Bobcats’ next head coach, but he would like to return to the franchise. Charlotte Observer

Silas said Friday he “absolutely” would like to be part of the next coaching staff, regardless of who gets the top job. That decision is seemingly down to Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Quin Snyder. Silas, lead assistant under his father, Paul, was one of 10 candidates to interview with the Bobcats to be head coach. The Bobcats recently trimmed that list to three finalists – Shaw, Snyder and former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. Sloan took his name out of consideration Thursday. Charlotte Observer

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Malone -- who is also expected to be in the mix in Orlando and for Portland's coaching vacancy -- remains on the short list as well, along with former Portland coach/Raleigh native Nate McMillan. While Yahoo! reported that Orlando assistant -- and longtime friend of Jordan's -- Patrick Ewing is no longer in the mix, a source said Cleveland assistant coach Nate Tibbets is still in the running. Memphis assistant Dave Joerger and former Charlotte assistant Stephen Silas (Paul's son) also interviewed, but their status is not known. SI.com

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The Bobcats were also set to interview assistant coach Stephen Silas Monday. Silas served as lead assistant to his father, Paul, whose contract was not renewed last month. Charlotte Observer

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Of the two unemployed Team USA assistants, Nate McMillan and Mike D'Antoni, McMillan certainly makes the most sense. I see D'Antoni as a better fit in Washington, where he'd have the point guard he needs to run his system (John Wall) and a legit pick-and-roll big man in Nene -- plus a young, athletic roster. The brief working relationship that Charlotte executive Rich Cho and McMillan had in Portland shouldn't be discounted. But let's face it: The Bobcats job is not very attractive, depending on how the draft lottery works out. Short of landing No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, it's hard to envision the Bobcats being able to attract a proven winner to a franchise that has taken rebuilding to new depths. CBSSports.com

March 29, 2012 Updates

The NBA wants to know in advance which Silas is the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach for any single game. Coach Paul Silas told me at shoot-around this morning that the league has asked the Bobcats for a heads-up whenever lead assistant Stephen Silas is taking over the team for a game. With the front office’s blessing, Paul Silas is having his son coach about once a week the rest of the season as a training exercise. Charlotte Observer

The likely next game Stephen Silas will coach is Saturday, on the road against the Detroit Pistons. It makes sense that the league office wants to inform that night’s officiating crew in advance that Stephen Silas is in charge. Referees give head coaches more latitude – to stand throughout the game, to argue calls, to ask for interpretations – than they do assistants. So it makes sense for refs to know how to delineate between Paul’s and Stephen’s roles. Charlotte Observer

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