View Full Version : Thoughts on Stephen Silas as potential next head coach
04-17-2011, 08:51 AM
Bonnell had an article in the Observer today about Stephen Silas and it made me think.
What is the general feeling on his capabilities as a possible head coach in 2012-2013?
Is it too soon? Is he too young? Would you be comfortable with it?
04-17-2011, 08:57 AM
Absolutely. Would love to see how he goes as a head coach. Silas is clearly grooming him for the job, and with the job Silas has done, one could think of what Stephen could do. Not to mention Stephen (from what I heard) is great at developing players. Heard that Stephen may help Hendo for about 3 weeks with his ball-handling. Would be interesting to see how much better Hendo would be.
Without knowing what our other options would be, I think Stephen Silas would be a great hire.
04-17-2011, 01:16 PM
For a youth movement, fantastic!
whatever makes cp3 and howard want to be here i am for.
04-17-2011, 02:43 PM
He sounds legit, whenever daddy packs it in I'm willing to give him the reigns.
04-17-2011, 03:28 PM
Don't honestly know enough about the younger Silas, but if his strong suit is developing young talent, and his mentality is more up-tempo and evolving versus grandpa's old plodding system and favoring vets over youth, then count me in too. We are 3/4 of the way in re-build with youth and young guys who need to find their potential and not have their confidence shot. I love the attitude that the older Silas brings and even though we're not in the playoffs, having him on the bench makes it okay because I know he is the "right" kind of coach in this league.
04-17-2011, 07:50 PM
I'm 100% behind this, both Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry credit their development in Golden State to Stephen. He's been a student of the game for a long time, and he's had progressively higher leverage positions with proven success. Though he sounds like a true nerd when he talks, lol, pair him with Charles Oakely as the get in your face type assistant, and a defensive specialist as an assistant and I think you have gold. His forte appaears to be on the offensive end, which I really like for us.
If Dwight and CP3 sign off on him, hell yes. I love the guy and so does everyone he's coached.
But if they want someone else, that someone else comes first.
I am for him. The quote at the end by Stephen Jackson stood out to me.
"Won't be long," Jackson predicted, "because there aren't many smarter about this game."
Everyone speaks highly of him, and he comes off as a potential rising star in the coaching ranks.
04-18-2011, 09:31 AM
Stephen would be a great coach based on what I have heard about him. ALL the players seem to love him. I dont have the least idea what he has going on in the locker room with those guys, but it's working! lol
Im all for it, hope he gets his chance here to shine.
04-18-2011, 01:08 PM
doesn't it all seem a bit too easy and obvious for the bobcats, we never do the obvious thing do we? He is just so "perfect". I wonder if he's got any skeletons in the closet, he must have some...
04-19-2011, 01:47 AM
I like what I hear about Silas and definitely would have no problem with him if he continues to develop our players like he has Monta Ellis and Steph Curry. He'd be the first head coach we've had that could develop draft picks, hopefully he could become known for it with us to.
Every coach is known for something...
Bernie Bickerstaff was known for getting the most out of other teams garbage players that we collected during the expansion draft
Sam Vincent was known for....failing
Larry Brown was known for trading around, building something decent, letting it get better and breaking it down and trading some more just when you are beginning to reach your potential.
Paul Silas is known for offensive, fast paced, confidence giving
Stephan Silas? Hopefully for developing draft picks and winning, because we could sure use the help with both. Our draft picks haven't really been studs!
I can't say that I'm overly excited with the prospect...
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