Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 4/18/12

Chicago Bulls Tyrus Thomas slams one during first half action against Denver Nuggets on Friday, February 20, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Nuggets 116-99. (John Smierciak/Chicago Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The frustration of losing has started to boil over for the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats. A Bobcats executive confirmed there was an altercation Sunday night in the team locker room between coach Paul Silas and forward Tyrus Thomas. The incident, first reported by Yahoo!, took place after Charlotte's 94-82 loss to the Boston Celtics. It was confirmed by President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins. According to the report, Silas took exception to Thomas for fraternizing with some Celtics players and yelled at him after the game. Shouting ensued and the 68-year-old Silas shoved Thomas toward his locker stall and the two were separated. Higgins says the incident has been handled internally. Silas declined to comment. When asked prior to Wednesday night's game against Chicago if he and Thomas are on the same page, Silas responded, "we always were." Thomas has three years remaining on his contract and is owed 26 million by the Bobcats. The team also owes th...
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