Dec 27, 2010, 9:56 AM EST
Paul Silas will have his first game as the interim head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats Monday, replacing Larry Brown.
But already there is speculation about who will replace Silas next season (Silas does not want to give up the job so easily). Marc Stein of ESPN threw out an interesting name.
Look for Blazers coach Nate McMillan to draw interest from Bobcats owner Michael Jordan as a potential long-term replacement for Larry Brown should McMillan and the Blazers part ways after his contract expires at season’s end. The respected Paul Silas was a natural interim choice for Jordan — given that Silas lives in Charlotte, had been attending many Bobcats games and badly wanted the job when it went to Brown’s predecessor, Sam Vincent — and badly wants to win Jordan over to score the job permanently. McMillan, though, has a strong advocate in the organization in Bobcats president Fred Whitfield.
The Blazers may well make some radical changes to the team next summer — the plans of building around Brandon Roy and Greg Oden have to be reconsidered — and McMillan leaving could be part of that. If so, there would be a few suitors for McMillan’s talents, Charlotte amo
- Brandon Jennings leaves game in wheelchair, may have torn Achilles 0
- LaMarcus Aldridge decides to delay surgery, will return for Blazers Saturday vs. Wizards 7
- WATCH: Kobe Bryant’s doctor explains diagnosis to him following exam of injured shoulder 9
- Report: Cavaliers players say they ‘had lost faith’ due to lack of depth and roster construction 44
- Kobe Bryant will be back next season, he can’t resist the challenge 20
- Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 37 point quarter (VIDEO) 36
- If injury is serious, it would go against history for Kobe to be productive again 16
- Sixers’ leading scorer Tony Wroten suffers partially torn ACL, likely done for season 12