Bobcats elevate Paul Silas to coach

Updated: February 17, 2011, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Bobcats removed the interim tag from coach Paul Silas on Wednesday, rewarding him with a one-year extension after he helped get Charlotte into playoff contention following a miserable start under Larry Brown.

"It's a very exciting day for me knowing I'll be here this year and next year and have a chance to really make this team special," Silas said at a news conference. "There's a long way to go, but we're getting there."

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