Longtime NBA Participant And Coach Paul Silas Passes Away At Age 79

Former NBA participant and coach Paul Silas has handed away on the age of 79. His demise was confirmed by members of his household on Sunday.

Silas had a 16-year NBA profession. He performed for the St. Louis and Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics. All through his profession, Silas was thought-about one of many higher rebounders and defenders within the league.

Silas received NBA titles with Boston in 1974 and 1976 and with Seattle in 1979. He additionally performed within the 1972 and 1975 All-Star Video games.

Following his taking part in profession, Silas coached for 12 seasons. He led the San Diego Clippers, Charlotte and New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers after which did a second stint with the rebranded Charlotte Hornets.

Silas’ son Stephen is presently the top coach of the Houston Rockets.