It’s hard to keep your job when you’re in charge of the worst team in NBA history. The Charlotte Bobcats announced today that head coach Paul Silas will not be returning to the team for the 2012-13 season.
The Bobcats just finished up the worst season in NBA history. The team, owned by Michael Jordan, won just 7 games this year to finish the season with the worst winning percentage in NBA history (.106). The Bobcats lost 22 games by more than 20 points this year and had the worst shooting percentage in the league.
Sports Illustrated reports that Silas this was the final season on Silas contract and the Bobcats will not be bringing him back next year. It is unclear who will be replacing the 68-year-old coach, who finishes his time with Charlotte with a 32-88 record.
Rod Higgins, Bobcats president of basketball operations, said in a statement:
“I would like to personally thank Paul for everything he has done for this team under some pretty unique circumstances. His basketball experience as a coach and a player speak for themselves. We have been fortunate to have someone of his character associated with this franchise and we hope he will continue to be a valuable resource to us in the future.”
Silas has a career coaching record of 377-531. The former NBA forward has been the head coach forthe Los Angeles Clippers (1980-83), New Orleans Hornets (1999-2003), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-05) and Bobcats. He has also been the assistant coach with the Hornets,New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets and Phoenix Suns.