Paul Silas gone
Well, this has to be shocking, Paul Silas was fired after possibly coaching the worst team in NBA history. Who does Jordan hire as the next coach? Who are the candidates?
I don't think even Phil Jackson could save them...
For the 2012-2013 season, will Michael Jordan be the Bobcats'
B) Genreal Manager
D) Shooting Guard
all of the above...
To gain attendence they should select a coach each night from the crowd. I mean, it couldn't make them any worse.
"I respect Paul to the utmost," Higgins said. "He wanted to be successful but it was an unfortunate thing that it didn't happen."
OF COURSE IT DIDN't HAPPEN ROD.. Do you really expect success when you have the worst offensive team in the NBA? When you got Henderson, Augustin, Maggette as your scorers????? Paul Silas made the most of what he was given... A load of guys who couldn't shoot a lick to save their butts...
Does anybody really want the job is the question? Do you wanna coach a terrible team with Jordan breathing down your neck? Must be a newcomer I doubt a veteran coach wants the job
I could imagine Phil Jackson running the triangle with Biyombo, Kemba and Gerald Henderson.....would be a disaster.
He did wonders for Dwight and I feel is long overdue for a head coaching gig. He
If they get Davis I'm sure a big name coach will come calling. Who wouldn't want the credit for Davis' development. It all depends on who they get in the draft. I do agree with Pablo though in that they need a young coach who can inspire those guys. I wish every young team could just be coached by George Karl
What about a Stan Van Gundy-Jeff Van Gundy coaching tag team?
It's worth a shot. Couldn't do worse.
Mr. Sonic anyone?
Well, his contract expired and they decided not to renew it, I think that's a fair bit different to firing him.
The Bobcats are a young team, and Silas is 68 years old. That was the same problem Larry Brown had. Charlotte has to target a young coach this time around so they can build a consistent style of playing with the franchise, a coach who could last at least another 5-8 years with this team until it's ready to compete.
I think a newcomer is a great way to go, Stephen Silas was being groomed already, he might take up the reigns, they said he would be interviewed for the position. When you look at new coaches like Vogel, Thibs and Monty Williams who've done a great job without previous head coaching experience, taking a newcomer doesn't strike me as being a huge issue.
Other coaches Charlotte should consider;
- Mike Woodson; if he's let go by New York he'd be the perfect coach for Charlotte, he develops young players, he gets people to buy in defensively and he gives his players freedom. He's not going to win you a championship, but he'll get your team competitive, and prepare your players for the coach who can.
- Stephen Silas; well-known for developing guards, should be a great fit with Walker and Henderson almost locked in as starters for the future, has had some head coaching experience and been an assistant for some time.
- Patrick Ewing; he's been paying his dues for years, should be able to get the most out of Biyombo as a former All-Star C, and if they get Davis in the draft it'll be an even better fit. He might even be able to get some production out of Tyrus Thomas!
The Bobcats need somebody with youth and intensity. back to back old coaches, this squad needs somebody to rejuventate them with their personality and exuberance
“When Paul [Silas] took it over… and his son and myself, we made a change. We made it different. We tried to bring some toughness and make the guys more hungry.”
“He’s a kid out of New York and he’s got great swagger. I think he should have been the first pick in the draft. I think that highly of him, he should have gone number one.”
- charles oakley. haha
I should add Brian Shaw to that list, he's a Phil Jackson disciple and looks ready for a head coaching gig.
I have to agree with the Ewing pick by royk927 & omphalos. Especially if they get a big in Anthony Davis, Thomas Robinson, or Andre Drummond. I think Biyombo's production could significantly increase(possibly even on offense a bit). I'm not sure how beneficial on guys like Walker, Augustin, and Henderson it would be, other than possibly raising an overall defensive team awareness.
The only issue is this team still struggles to score, I doubt Ewing would impact the offense much, but then again I doubt many coaches could, they just lack some true scorers and should address that issue in the offseason or in the draft if they slide from #1 a bit.
They need a coach that can release their inner Bobcat!
Mike D'Antoni would teach the young guys to score and make them exciting to watch.
Team sucks. Your starting Henderson your in trouble. Not one 20 point scorer on the team.
They need anyone with a strong player development plan and a good defensive philosophy. McMillian and the Van Gundys can likely do better... unless of course Lottery Luck strikes.
No D'Antoni is a joke, you don't build a winning culture with his system, he's a gimmick coach, and they are never coaches you build around.