Paul Silas, a former NBA All-Star and head coach, has passed away

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Boston Celtics Dave Cowens, center, dumps in a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers Nate Thurmond, left, and Celtics Paul Silas watch in first period of their NBA game at Boston Garden, May 7, 1976. Boston won the game, 111-99, to lead best-of-seven Eastern Conference final, 1-0. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo)
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Charlotte Bobcats head coach Paul Silas and his son and assistant coach Stephen Silas react in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 8, 2011. Silas, a member of three NBA championship teams, has died, his family announced Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. He was 79. The family revealed the death through the Houston Rockets, for whom Silas’ son Stephen is a second-generation head coach. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

This is Clay Cane

Paul Silas, a former NBA All-Star and head coach, has passed away, the
NBA announced. He was 79 years old.  The New York Times reported that
Silas died on Dec. 10 at his home in Denver, N.C., a Charlotte suburb.
Silas’ daughter, Paula Silas-Guy, said he died of cardiac arrest.
During his 16 NBA seasons, Silas won two championships with the Boston
Celtics, in 1974 and 1976, and one championship with the Seattle
SuperSonics in 1979, according to Sports Illustrated. He is also
remembered as LeBron James’ first NBA coach with the Cleveland
Cavaliers during the 2003 – 2004 season. James told Spectrum
SportsNet, “Probably one of the greatest human beings I’ve ever been
around.”

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