6 pictures of Paul Silas looking happy

May, 1, 2012
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The Charlotte Bobcats let Paul Silas go on Monday, despite the coach's insistence that he wanted to stay on one more season.

But don't be sad, Paul Silas! You experienced enough of that during the season. No, leaving the worst NBA team ever -- one whose players would start on hardly any other team -- should leave you at least a little happy.

You know, like this:

Paul SilasIssac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesSilas smiles during a Bobcats game against the Miami Heat in April 2011.
Paul SilasA.J. Sisco/NBAE/Getty ImagesSilas (upper left), then coach of the Hornets, poses with Hugo and other team brass in 2002.
Paul SilasBill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Digital ImageSilas shares a laugh with former NBA player Calvin Murphy in 2002.
Paul SilasAP Photo/Bob LeveroneSilas smiles at Gerald Henderson before being introduced as Bobcats interim coach in December 2010.
Paul SilasRocky Widner/NBAE/Getty ImagesSilas throws a high-five during a Bobcats game against the Golden State Warriors in January 2011.
Paul SilasKent Smith/NBAE/Getty ImagesSilas celebrates the win in his first game as interim coach of the Bobcats, beating the Pistons.


Here's to better times, Coach.
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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