Posted Mar 24 2012 8:12PM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Coach Paul Silas is allowing his son, Stephen, to run the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night against the New Jersey Nets.
Stephen Silas is his father's top assistant. This will mark the fifth time he has coached the team this season. Twice he took over after his father was ejected, while he coached the team for games against the Nets on March 9 and Toronto on March 17.
Paul Silas said his son is going to be a head coach in the NBA and this will be good experience for him, especially with the Bobcats (7-38) out of playoff contention.
Paul Silas said Don Nelson did the same thing with current Sacramento coach Keith Smart, when he was the head coach at Golden State.
|Top 10: March 8|
Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan headline Saturday night's action packed top 10.
|Play of the Day: Chris Paul|
Chris Paul steals the pass, tosses it off the backboard to DeAndre Jordan for the lob city slam.
|Steal of the Night: Luke Ridnour|
Luke Ridnour steals the ball, dishes to Bismack Biyombo the fake and make.
|Dunk of the Night: Martell Webster|
Andre Miller dishes to Martell Webster and posterizes Giannis Antetokounmpo.
With under a minute left in regulation left to go Paul Millsap drives and pivots to get a open shot but is blocked by DeAndre Jordan.