Hey what else is new? Our organziation here makes another dumbass decision and fired Paul Silas.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2005, 11:10 AM ET
Cavs have dropped 7 of 10 games
ESPN.com news services
CLEVELAND -- Paul Silas was fired as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday with his team fighting for a playoff spot after being in first place earlier in the year.
Silas told The Associated Press he was called in Monday morning for a brief meeting with general manager Jim Paxson and new owner Dan Gilbert.
"They released me," Silas said. "They didn't think the team was performing as well as it should be and they wanted to make a change."
Despite having league superstar LeBron James, the Cavaliers have struggled since the All-Star break, losing seven of 10 and nine straight road games, including Sunday's 105-98 loss to Toronto when James scored a franchise-record 56.
The team also fired Silas' son, assistant coach Stephen Silas. Assistant coach Brendan Malone will be the interim head coach.
The Cavaliers, according to league sources, are interested in Cleveland native Flip Saunders as the possible successor to Silas, Marc Stein reports. Since his firing in Minnesota, Saunders has said he plans to sit out the rest of this season, but his ties to the city and his lengthy experience coaching another star player out of high school -- Kevin Garnett -- have Cleveland's attention.
Information from ESPN.com senior NBA writer Marc Stein and The Associated Press was used in this report.
Now I'm officially pissed, we finally have a damn playoff team with LeBron James playing wonderful basketball, and we go ahead and fire our coach. I was finally not embarrassed of being a Cavs fan, and the organization is doing everything it can to make me ashamed yet again.
I liked Paul Silas a lot, he didnt take anyone's **** and this team was soaring under his command(until recently.) But instead of giving him the chance to turn things around and head into the playoffs, they cut him loose because Cleveland has lost 7 of it's last 10 games.
Now I'm sure we'll hire someone that will let players like McInnis and Eric Snow act how they want to act without any discipline, having a another ****ing circus act of a team here in Cleveland.