Stephen Silas Rumors
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.
The Charlotte Bobcats today named Dan Leibovitz and Brian Winters as assistant coaches on the staff of new Head Coach Mike Dunlap. Leibovitz and Winters will join Stephen Silas and Rick Brunson, who officially signed with the team in July.
However, the Bobcats are trying to work out a deal to keep Stephen Silas, who worked as an assistant the last season-and-a-half under his father, former Bobcats coach Paul Silas. Stephen Silas was among those who interviewed for the Bobcats head coaching job before Dunlap was hired.
Dunlap said he’s in no rush to hire assistants. Stephen Silas and Rob Werdann, who worked for Paul Silas, are assisting Dunlap with pre-draft workouts and voluntary workouts for veteran Bobcats…
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.