Longtime NBA participant and coach Paul Silas has died, tweets Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe.
The 79-year-old was a rugged rebounder and defender throughout his 16 NBA seasons. He was a two-time All-Star, a five-time All-Defensive choice and was a part of three title-winning groups: the Celtics in 1974 and 1976 and the Tremendous Sonics in 1979.
After main the NCAA in rebounding at Creighton, Silas was a second-round choose by the St. Louis Hawks in 1964. He was traded to the Suns in 1969 and the Celtics in 1972 earlier than ending his profession with the Nuggets and Sonics. Silas appeared in 1,254 profession video games, averaging 9.4 factors and 9.9 rebounds per evening.
He moved into teaching after his taking part in profession ended, beginning as head coach of the San Diego Clippers from 1980-83 and later serving in the identical position with the Hornets, Cavaliers and Bobcats earlier than his teaching profession led to 2012. Silas is the daddy of Rockets head coach Stephen Silas.
We at Hoops Rumors ship our condolences to Silas’ household and buddies.