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  1. NBA Season Preview: Charlotte Bobcats

    Dec 15, 2011, 2:30 AM EDT

    Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker Introductory Press Conference

    Last season: 34-48, three games out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Head Coach: Paul Silas, who will get his first full season at the helm after taking over for Larry Brown in December of last year. Key Departures: Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston, traded away to Milwaukee in a draft day deal. Key Additions:…

  2. Silas plans to use zone defense, play Walker and Augustin together

    Jul 14, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

    Arizona v Connecticut

    From the AP’s Mike Cranston: #Bobcats coach Paul Silas says he’ll likely use more zone defense next season so he can play Kemba Walker and D.J. Augustin together. The Bobcats were one of the best defensive teams in the league in 2009-10, but lost some of their defensive edge early last season before Silas replaced Larry…

  3. Lockout messing with Stephen Curry’s wedding plans

    Jul 7, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    The NBA lockout is messing with another wedding. Last time it was Chris Bosh, but the league gave approval for some Miami Heat coaches and officials to attend his wedding. Now Stephen Curry, who is getting married this month in Charlotte, is running into the same thing, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. He’ll have…

  4. Bobcats may shut Stephen Jackson down for season

    Mar 25, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    The Charlotte Bobcats are the 10 seed in the East as you read this, three games back of the 8 seed Pacers with a dozen games to play. So, not impossible to make up. It’s also not impossible you are going to win the Mega Millions lottery. Doesn’t mean you should start spending the money.…

  5. Bobcats to get Tyrus Thomas, Stephen Jackson back Wednesday

    Mar 8, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

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    The last couple of games the Charlotte Bobcat offense has been… how can I put this in a family-friendly way… ugly. Phyllis Diller without plastic surgery ugly. Keanu Reeves doing Shakespeare ugly. No Gerald Wallace anymore and without Stephen Jackson and Tyrus Thomas due to injuries, the Bobcats just had no good way to generate…

  6. Bobcats about to make it official, keep Paul Silas around another year

    Feb 16, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

    We told you yesterday of the report that the Charlotte Bobcats were about to lock up coach Paul Silas for one more year. That will become official at noon, according to a tweet from Mike Cranston of the Associated Press. The Bobcats are 15-13 under Silas this season, a big improvement from the 9-19 they…

  7. Report: Bobcats will give Silas one-year extension

    Feb 15, 2011, 6:51 PM EDT

    Paul Silas

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats are set to give Paul Silas a one-year extension: The Charlotte Bobcats are finalizing a one-year contract extension with Paul Silas that will keep him as coach through the 2011-12 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. After replacing Larry Brown on Dec. 22, Silas has…

  8. Michael Jordan practices with Bobcats, doesn’t look bad

    Feb 10, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Quail Hollow Championship- Pro Am

    Michael Jordan turns 48 next week and may not have the athleticism that helped make him the greatest NBA player ever (at least greatest perimeter player ever), but he’s still got it. Jordan suited up and practiced with the Bobcats (the team he owns) Thursday, including running some full court five-on-five. “He’s Mike. He’s been…

  9. Tyrus Thomas to have knee surgery, out eight weeks

    Jan 21, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Charlotte Bobcats

    In a blow to a Bobcats team fighting to get one of the final playoff spots in the East, Tyrus Thomas will miss the next eight weeks after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the team announced. Thomas was a last second scratch from the Bobcats lineup before the team’s win…

  10. Paul Silas is crazy — he wants Kwame Brown to shoot

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT

    Kwame Brown layup

    Phil Jackson got about as much production as anyone has out of Kwame Brown when he was with the Lakers. He did it by limiting his role — focus only on rebounding and defense in the paint. Don’t shoot unless it’s a dunk. Stay out of Kobe’s way. Pretty much every coach Brown has had…

  11. Stephen Jackson says Bobcats had to fire Larry Brown

    Jan 10, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    The Charlotte Bobcats are 4-2 since Larry Brown got fired. This was a listless 9-19 team that was being ground down by Brown. Point guard D.J. Augustin was playing trying not to make a mistake, because every time he did Brown was all over him. Or benching him. That same attitude seemed to permeate the…

  12. Paul Silas says LeBron treated Cavaliers just like teams treat players

    Jan 4, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Cavaliers v Wizards

    Among the seemingly innumerable things LeBron James has been criticized for — from the legitimate to the ludicrous — was the complaint that he needed to let Cleveland know much farther in advance he was gone. If he was not coming back, he had an obligation to let them know so they could get something…

  13. Patrick Ewing may get his head coaching shot in Charlotte

    Dec 31, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v San Antonio Spurs

    Right next to Paul Silas’ name as the head coach in Charlotte is the word “interim.” And so long as that is there the speculation on who gets the job full time will take place. Clearly, Silas gets first crack. Turn the ship around enough this season and he gets to stay on as captain.…

  14. Paul Silas sets D.J. Augustin free (in a good way)

    Dec 29, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    D.J. Augustin, Darko Milicic

    Larry Brown is hard on young point guards, to the point they play tentative and scared. They are afraid to shoot, even when open. One mistake and they are in the coach’s doghouse — or he is in their ear — so they play trying not to make mistakes. Which never works. That was D.J.…

  15. Game of the Night: For one night at least, the Bobcats were fun

    Dec 28, 2010, 3:34 AM EDT

    Shaun Livingston, DeSagana Diop, Derrick Brown, Paul Silas

    There may be no coach harder on point guards than Larry Brown. Monday night D.J. Augustin was freed from that yoke — Brown was out and Paul Silas was in. It seemed to make Augustin a new player — one who attacked, drained jumpers, scored 27 points and had no turnovers. Augustin was having fun,…

  16. Could Nate McMillan end up coaching Charlotte?

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:56 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers - Game 6

    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…

  17. Paul Silas says he wants Bobcats to run more

    Dec 23, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Has there ever been a coach hired who hasn’t said he wants his team to run more? If Jeff Van Gundy were hired to replace Mike D’Antoni, I fully expect Van Gundy would walk into his first press conference and say he wants the team to run more. It’s something coaches just say even when…

  18. Charles Oakley to join Paul Silas’ staff in Charlotte

    Dec 23, 2010, 1:31 PM EDT

    Charles Oakley

    “My thing is, when (Charles) Barkley played basketball, he didn’t practice, he wasn’t a leader, he wasn’t this or that, he just had natural talent so he got chosen to the Dream Team, All Star team because he had the talent and he was the franchise player on the team.” “Dwight Howard is embarrassing Patrick…

  19. Report: Bobcats talking to Clippers about Baron Davis trade

    Dec 23, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

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    Right now Baron Davis is seen in Los Angeles as the anchor on the Clippers rebuilding plans, as such they have been looking for someone to take his contract off their hands. That could be the recently shaken up Bobcats — who should be trying to rebuild themselves — according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.…

  20. Paul Silas named as new Bobcats coach

    Dec 22, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Just hours after Larry Brown stepped down, the Charlotte Bobcats have named Paul Silas as their new head coach, team owner Michael Jordan announced. This is an interim gig, with the position to be re-evaluated at the end of the season. Silas has had 10 previous seasons as an NBA head coach, including four seasons…

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