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41. The Post Game:The Best Damn Sports Blog ... Period
Paul silas was given the boot by the Cavs. It seems LeBron james did LeBron james and Dwyane Wade are everything a basketball superstar should be.
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Paul Silas was given the boot by the Cavs. It seems LeBron James did everything he could to carry the team, scoring 56 points against the Raptors. But in the end it wasn't enough. On the bright side, at least Silas got a good shot in on Carlos Boozer before he left. Whether it was appropriate or not is irrelevant on TPG. The bottom line is, after what Boozer did to the Cavs, it was true.
Paul Silas called it like he saw it. He dug deep into the PFunk archives for an description of his former player Carlos Boozer. And no I don't mean that Silas called him "Star Child". Either dig deep into your Parliament Funkadelic knowledge base or just read this . First Silas was fined 10 grand and now he has been shown the door . The Cavs website announces that assistant coach Brendan Malone will serve as the head coach.
Why does Paul Silas get the shaft every place he coaches? Paul Silas has all the qualities of the great coaches, Jackson, Riley, Brown, except for one thing, the rings. Like those coaches, he demands respect and he demands effort. But without the rings, he gets neither from the front office or most of his players. It is a catch 22 indeed, but one that Silas has been unfortunately saddled with for the past decade. Without that one championship, the problems between coach and management, as well as coach and a few players, became enough to let him go. Don't think for a second that it was only predicated only on the Cavs recent skid.

42. USA Basketball: Men's Pan Am Games Team History -- Roster
james Paxton (1955) Melvin Peterson (1963) Cecil silas (1955) Edgar Smallwood (1963) Contact USA © 2004 USA basketball, Inc.
USA Men's Pan American Games All-Time Roster By Affiliation
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Boston College (MA) William Evans (1959) Bradley (IL) Mike Williams (1995) California State Fullerton Leon Wood (1983) Centenary (LA) Robert Parish (1975) Central H. S. (OH) Donald Byrd (1955) Central Missouri State James Hoverder (1955) Chicago Jamaco Saints (IL) Gary Thompson (1959) Jim Williams (1967) Chicago Rockers (IL) Chuckie White Cincinnati (OH) Oscar Robertson (1959) Erik Martin (1995) Clark (MA) James Martin (1999) Clemson (SC) Wayne Rollins (1975) Colorado Burdette Haldorson (1959) Robert Jeangerard (1959) Connecticut Ben Gordon (2003) Emeka Okafor (2003) Connecticut Pride Todd Lindeman (1999) James Martin (1999) Dartmouth (NH) James Blackwell (1999) Dayton (OH) Johnny Davis (1975) James Paxson (1955) Duke (NC) Brian Davis (1995)

43. USA Basketball: Men's Pan Am Games Team History -- 1955
james Poole, G, 60, 175, 22, Grihalva Buicks (San Diego St.) Long Beach, CA Cecil silas, F, 6-6, 180, 22, US Armed Forces (Ga. Tech), Miami, FL
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After capturing the gold medal in the inaugural Pan American Games, the United States entered the 1955 Games at Mexico City, Mexico, eager to repeat. Although the USA suffered its first defeat in Pan American competition, the team regrouped and won its final three games to capture the 1955 gold medal.
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USA Brazil Argentina USA USA Mexico USA Cuba USA Venezuela 1955 PAN AMERICAN GAMES FINAL STANDINGS 1. USA (4-1)* 4. Mexico (2-3) 2. Argentina (4-1)* 5. Cuba (1-4) 3. Brazil (4-1)* 6. Venezuela (0-5) *Final standings determined by point differential between tied teams. As was the case in 1951, selection of the 1955 USA Pan American Games basketball team was again no easy task. Originally, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced that the 1955 Pan American Games team would consist of five AAU players, four college players and five players from the Armed Forces. But because of the game's March competition dates, college student-athletes could not compete. Instead, the U.S. Olympic Committee decided that the 1955 team would consist of seven players from the AAU and seven players from the U.S. Armed Forces. The 1954 AAU champion Peoria Caterpillars were unavailable because they were representing the USA at the 1955 World Championship, so the 1954 AAU runner-up Grihalva Buicks of San Diego, California, were chosen. A camp featuring 20 of the Armed Forces' top players was held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (OH) to determine the Armed Forces' seven players.

44. Not Too Far-fetched To Say That LeBron James Has Exceeded Expectations
silas was all prepared to sit him down for a chat, except james stepped in front of Or if they understand basketball, they don t have athletic ability.
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Not too far-fetched to say that LeBron James has exceeded expectations
Breathing life into that moribund NBA franchise otherwise known as the Cleveland Cavaliers
Sunday, February 15, 2004 By Chuck Finder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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CLEVELAND Look up in the sky, above the gray sheath of clouds from whence the lake-effect snow comes. The air way up there. That's where the expectations for LeBron James were. Even by modern American standards, even in a breathy society that inhales and exhales hype-hype-hyperbole, the pressures applied to this teen-ager seemed somewhere between stratospheric and spacial. And he flew past them. Ask the biggest guy in town, 7-foot-3 Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Ask the kid's coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul Silas. Ask NBA commissioner David Stern. Ask opponents, scouts, anyone from A to the center called Z, and they'll repeat a phrase unprecedented in this age of pumped-up volumes and trumped-up images. He has exceeded expectations No one is ready to crown him the next Michael Jordan, mind you. But this kid is only 50 games into his professional career, this kid is only 19 years and 47 days old. Already, he has become the youngest in league history to surpass 1,000 points, breaking that plateau on the same night (Monday) as buddy Carmelo Anthony, who is about six months older. Already, his presence on NBA floors, in NBA stands, at NBA ticket windows, in NBA ratings, in NBA merchandising, in NBA everythings has not only rocked Cleveland but also the basketball planet.

45. North Jersey Media Group Providing Local News, Sports & Classifieds For Northern
If he makes a nolook pass, silas marveled, it s been the right pass to make . james was born to play basketball in Madison Square Garden. He s right.

46. Beacon Journal 04/07/2005 A Little Advice For Cavaliers New Owner
It might work well in that venue, but it stinks in pro basketball. silas wascanned after a game in Toronto, where LeBron james played all 48 minutes

47. Beacon Journal 03/08/2005 Cavs Cannot Not Make Postseason
Even with the Paxsonsilas tandem in place, james returned this season to eightnew teammates. Continuity is important, particularly in basketball.

48. Louisiana Preps Birthplace Of Basketball Greatness
Alltime Louisiana top 100 high school basketball players. G - james silas,Tallulah. Coach - Rick Huckabay, Redemptorist, (BR). Fifth Team
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January 29, 2003 By RON BROCATO The Clarion Herald was pleased to present its list of the 100 brightest high school basketball stars to shine in New Orleans over the last century in its previous issue. We weren't quite sure what the response would be, or if there would be any at all. Well, to our surprise, the result was a clamor for a second list, raising the ante to include the 100 greatest players produced in Louisiana high schools. You gluttons. To select a list of this magnitude, the research had to be extensive. It included perusing through All-State and All-District teams from days of yore and lore to the present. Having attended Top 20 state tournaments since 1967 was invaluable, not to mention the thousands of games covered or watched over the past 36 years. THE OUTCOME was the discovery that our state's production of high school talent rivals that of most states on the Atlantic coast and New England. See for yourself. On how many teams would the great Baton Rouge High, LSU and St. Louis Hawks center Bob Pettit be placed on the second unit?

49. 210 West Magazine » Cleveland Basketball Needs More Than LeBron » June 14, 200
LeBron james may mean a new era for basketball, and certainly for the Cavs. silas will have much more talent to work with in Cleveland.
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LeBron James may mean a new era for basketball, and certainly for the Cavs. But Cleveland's got more problems than one star athlete can solve. Posted on June 14, 2003 03:16 PM
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[send email] Last month's NBA draft lottery may be irrefutable evidence that the whole thing isn't a shameless patchwork of winks, nudges and bent corners on envelopes designed to funnel the right players into the right pockets. The Cleveland Cavaliers winning the lottery in any other year with any other Kenyon Martin or Kwame Brown waiting at the end of the rainbow wouldn't be convincing enough. But this is the year of LeBron James.

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It took Cavaliers coach Paul silas one game last season s opener - to see his years as far as his basketball knowledge goes, Williams said of james.,1,4413015.stor

51. - History - Basketball - American Basketball Association
This document is a history of the American basketball Association, G,james silas, San Antonio, Don Buse, Indiana. G, Ralph Simpson, Denver
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On February 1, 1967, promoter Dennis Murphy announced that he and a group of investors had formed the American Basketball Association, to begin play that fall with ten teams: The Anaheim Amigos, Dallas Chaparrals, Houston Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Muskies, New Jersey Americans, New Orleans Buccaneers, Oakland Oaks, Pittsburgh Pipers, and a still unnamed team in Kansas City. As it turned out, the Kansas City team was replaced by the Denver Rockets (later the Nuggets), and the ABA added an 11th franchise, the Kentucky Colonels, in March. The NBA's first great star, George Mikan , was named commissioner of the new league. Mikan came up with the idea of using a red, white, and blue ball. The ABA's also decided to use the three-point shot that had been pioneered by the short-lived American Basketball League. The first real confrontation with the NBA came in 1968, when Oakland signed

52. AOL Black Voices: BV Sports Town Hall - BV Sports Town Hall: Your Responses, 'Do
Do you think silas would have been fired if LeBron james had spoken up for him? You don t see this in football like you see it in basketball.

53. AllSports (tm)
LeBron james looks more like a boxer than a basketball player on his 20th birthday . Paul silas will be LeBron james first NBA coach.

54. - NBA Notebook: Lakers Fans Desperate For Jackson
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55. Phi Delta Theta Foundation
james P. Burra Cecil J. silas Joseph D. Williams A former member of thePhillips 66ers basketball team, silas played on the US team that won the
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California State University, Northridge, 1967
B.S. Business Administration James P. Burra currently serves as CEO and President of Endural, a manufacturer of plastic returnable containers for the electronic and automotive industries. He recently sold Endural to Hoover Group, Inc., a CitiCorp Venture Capital company. He serves on the board of directors of Hoover. Mr. Burra also serves on the boards of Semtech Corporation, an analog semiconductor company, and American Microwave Technology, Inc., a radio frequency power amplifier company. Burra was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of the Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation in January of 1999. He became Chairman of the Board January 1, 2001. He was a founding member of the group at California State University, Northridge, that petitioned Phi Delta Theta to become a chapter. He was a founder of the CSUN Housing Corporation and served as its president for 10 years. He also served Phi Delta Theta Fraternity as the province president for Omicron South Province for four years.

56. Cleveland's Future Hinges On James (
Coach Paul silas was fired and replaced by Brendan Malone on March 21. james desperately wants to get his first taste of playoff basketball and says
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Saturday, April 16, 2005; Page D11 Little by little, the lessons are coming for LeBron James. And no, they can't be found under the cap on a bottle of Sprite or on a pair of James's signature line of Nike basketball shoes. After all, selling soda pop and hawking sneakers is easy when you have James's talent and charm; but dragging a struggling franchise into the NBA playoffs has proven to be much tougher, as James is learning this spring.
Dragging a struggling franchise into the NBA playoffs is a difficult task, as LeBron James is learning this spring. (Toni L. Sandys The Washington Post)

57. LeBron James :: No One Does It Better
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LeBron James :: No One Does it Better LeBron James :: No One Does it Better WORDS :: RUSS BENGTSON PORTRAITS :: CLAY PATRICK McBRIDE Practice. We’re talking about practice. LeBron James sits alone in the hot and humid tiled whirlpool room at Gund Arena, remote in hand, hip-hop blaring from the TV overhead. It’s the night before his 20th birthday, an hour before his Cavs are to take on the Rockets, two hours before an errant Dikembe Mutombo elbow breaks his face. His Cavs stand 17-11, first place in the Central Division. Uncharted territory. His averages of 24.4 points, 7 boards, 7.2 assists and 2.5 steals are all substantial improvements on the Rookie of The Year numbers he posted last season (we’ll get to that), as is his 48 percent from the field. An All-Star starting spot is all but assured. But, practice. We’re talking about practice. “I like practice,” LeBron says, turning down the TV. “Practice makes perfect, and if you can get guys around you that are gonna practice perfect with you, it can help your team translate that into game situations.”

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59. - : Cavs Reach 30 Wins Before Break
silas won t be upset if james skips the dunk event in Denver. He s playing inthe rookie game and the AllStar game KU s All Time Best basketball Team
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Cavs reach 30 wins before break
The Associated Press Thursday, February 17, 2005 Cleveland Sometimes reaching 30 isn't scary, a reason to get a tattoo or to stop counting. advertisement The Cleveland Cavaliers hit the big 3-0 without any regrets. LeBron James scored 28 points, fellow All-Star Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 18 and the Cavaliers got to 30 wins before the All-Star break for just the fourth time with a 111-89 victory over the undermanned Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. James, who finished with six assists and five rebounds in 38 minutes, was among the very few who thought it possible for the Cavaliers to win so many games so quickly. "My goal was 30 (by the break)," James said. "But you know me, I expect us to win every night. What did we win last year, 35? Our next goal is to make the playoffs and to get home-court advantage." Ilgauskas added 13 rebounds, including a club record-tying 12 on offense, as the Cavaliers completed a four-game season sweep of the Hawks (10-41), who dressed just nine players and were exhausted in the second half after playing on Tuesday.

60. Struggling Cavaliers Fire Silas As Coach
silas was hired to be james first professional coach. The youngster entered theleague at 18 and has Maher takes helm of Chinese women s basketball

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