On Sunday morning, the NBA world was hit with some shocking and heartbreaking news when legendary NBA player and coach Paul Silas died on the age of 79. While many within the NBA and basketball world offered their condolences and mournful thoughts, one particular message stood out from all-time great Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan on the passing of Paul Silas pic.twitter.com/gBwD1QZ2tL
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 11, 2022
“Our Hornets family mourns the passing of Paul Silas. Paul was an incredible leader and motivator who served as our head coach on two occasions. He combined the knowledge developed over nearly 40 years as an NBA player and coach with an innate understanding of mix discipline together with his never-ending positivity.
“On or off the court, Paul’s enthusiastic and fascinating personality was accompanied by an anecdote for each occasion. He was one among the all-time great people in our game, and he shall be missed. My thoughts, and the thoughts of our entire organization, are together with his wife, Carolyn; his children, Paula and Stephen; and your entire Silas family.”
It’s clear that Silas had quite an impact on the basketball world and will definitely not be forgotten.