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NBA’s Bobcats Give Silas Extension, Remove Interim Coaching Tag

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Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The Charlotte Bobcats extended coach Paul Silas’s contract through next season and removed the interim label from his job title.

Silas took over the National Basketball Association team on an interim basis Dec. 22 when Larry Brown stepped down after a 9-19 start. The Bobcats have gone 15-13 under Silas, climbing into contention for a playoff berth.

“Under his leadership we have seen our team play with confidence, enthusiasm and pride,” Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins said in a statement.

Silas, 67, has a career coaching record of 370-413 with the Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers. The Bobcats are 24-32 overall this season and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, where the top eight teams make the playoffs.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.

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