Originally written on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 11/13/14
With the end of the NBA season just over the horizon, pundits everywhere will start the inevitable hot seat talk, especially when it comes to the status of Charlotte Bobcat's coach Paul Silas. This is his second rodeo in Charlotte, and the legacy of this years Bobcats team will be as one of the worst teams ever. So, should Silas be let go as head coach?


As I've documented, this years Bobcats team is one of the worst ever. This is a fact. They have won only seven games. Let that marinate. They've played 52 games and have won seven. This season's losing streaks of note have been 6, 16, and 5 games. That doesn't include the current 9-game skid. Still, is this Silas's fault?

Their leading scorer is Corey Maggette at 15.4 per. Maggette is still a solid NBA player at the age of 32, and would start on most teams. But should he be your high scorer? Eh, no. Should your leading rebounder only average 5.4 per contest? Definitely, no. These things are not something ownership can toss in the lap of Silas and say, "see, you're not a good coach." On the other hand, Silas could say, "Look at this group of miscreants  you gave me."

"It was best of times, it was
the worst of times."As for blaming executive management and ownership, you really don't have to look any further than last season's trade of Gerald Wallace. Wallace was the face of the franchise, and he was traded for three scrubs: Joel Przybilla, Sean Marks, and Dante Cunningham. Przybilla played in only five games for Charlotte, and he signed back with the Trailblazers in the off-season. Cunningham signed with the Grizzlies, and Marks isn't even on a NBA roster. I understand moving a player for salary purposes, but shouldn't you get something, anything, for them? And since you have all this salary cap space available, shouldn't you be signing top-tier free agents? Again, crickets.

I'd be surprised to see Michael Jordan fire Silas. This train wreck certainly isn't Silas's fault. If anything, Jordan should be taking purchasing ad space in the Charlotte Observer with the simple caption in the center of the full-page ad, "I'm sorry."

But on the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised to see Jordan give Silas his walking papers. After all, Jordan hasn't exactly shown he knows what he's doing in the management office, either.
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