May 1, 2012- Paul Silas just finished coaching the Charlotte Bobcats, as the NBA regular season ended last week. He and the team set an NBA record, but one that neither he nor his players are proud of. The Bobcats ended the season with the worst record in NBA history. The team won only 7 of its 66 regular season games, giving them the worst winning percentage of any team in the history of the league.
Silas has decided not to return as the head coach next season. He and Rod Higgins the president of basketball operations for the Bobcat organization met prior to a Monday news conference. In the news conference, Higgins said it was mutually agreed upon between the two that a change was needed and Silas would not be returning.
Before the season ended, Silas said he wanted to at least return for another season, but he said on Monday he found out that would not be the case. Silas was not surprised the team took that decision. He said, “I am ok with the decision, I have enjoyed a great playing and coaching career and will move on.”
Michael Jordan, the team’s owner, told Silas he would have a position in the organization. Silas has decided to officially retire from coaching. It is still not clear who will be the new Bobcats coach and Higgins said there was no timetable as to when they wanted to have the new coach hired.