Print and Go Back Visuals - ESPN Playbook [Print without images]

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
6 pictures of Paul Silas looking happy

By Patrick Dorsey

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 Silas
Silas smiles during a Bobcats game against the Miami Heat in April 2011.
Paul Silas
Silas (upper left), then coach of the Hornets, poses with Hugo and other team brass in 2002.
Paul Silas
Silas shares a laugh with former NBA player Calvin Murphy in 2002.
Paul Silas
Silas smiles at Gerald Henderson before being introduced as Bobcats interim coach in December 2010.
Paul Silas
Silas throws a high-five during a Bobcats game against the Golden State Warriors in January 2011.
Paul Silas
Silas celebrates the win in his first game as interim coach of the Bobcats, beating the Pistons.

Here's to better times, Coach.