September 14, 2006
Silas will be entering his sixth-year as an NBA assistant.
Silas, 33, arrives in Oakland with five years of NBA coaching experience after spending two seasons on the bench with the Cleveland Cavaliers and three seasons with the New Orleans/Charlotte Hornets, having worked on the coaching staff of his father, Paul Silas, with both teams. He spent the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers, where he was charged with individual skill work, player development, game preparation, pregame walkthroughs as well as managing and developing technology and NBA scouting systems for the coaching staff.
Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Silas spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with the Hornets. At the time of his hiring as an assistant with the Hornets on June 5, 2000, he was the youngest assistant in the NBA at the age of 27. The Boston native originally joined the Hornets in the summer of 1999 as an advance and college scout.