Bye George, why did Shinn fire Silas?

Hornets owner George Shinn wants a world-class coach. Problem is, he just fired one.

Updated: May 6, 2003, 9:05 PM ET
By David Aldridge | Special to ESPN.com

Here is the complete list of the coaches who have made the playoffs the last four years in the NBA: Larry Brown, Jerry Sloan, Flip Saunders, Gregg Popovich, Rick Adelman, Phil Jackson, Paul Silas.

That list does not include Pat Riley. Or Lenny Wilkens. Or Rudy Tomjanovich. Or George Karl. Or Don Nelson.

So why is it that Silas got canned on Sunday?

I racked my brain trying to think of something that would make sense. It was Silas, after all, who came to the franchise's rescue ...

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