Charlotte Hornets Speakers Bureau
The Charlotte Hornets Speakers Bureau is a part of a continued effort to connect the Hornets organization with the Charlotte community. The Speakers Bureau consists of current Hornets executives, Paul Silas, Special Advisor to the Chairman, and Matt Carroll, Community Ambassador and Radio Analyst. Speaker topics are required to be related to the business of basketball and the Hornets organization. If your organization would like to request a speaker for an upcoming event, please submit the speaker request form at least six weeks prior to the date of your organization’s scheduled event.
Speakers are not guaranteed until you have received confirmation from a Hornets staff member. Please consult the Hornets game schedule as speakers are not available on days where there is a Hornets home game. Though you are able to request a specific speaker, it is at the discretion of the Hornets organization to schedule speakers based on availability and topic(s) to be covered. Players are not able to be requested at this time. Speakers are limited to within 40 miles of Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.
Special Advisor to the Chairman
After completing a successful 16-year NBA career with three NBA Championships (1974 and 1976 with Boston and 1979 with Seattle), Silas spent 10 seasons as a NBA head coach. He has a career record of 355-400 with the Clippers (1980-1983), Hornets (1999-2003) and Cavaliers (2003-2005).
Community Ambassador and Radio Analyst
After a 10-year run in the NBA, Carroll retired from playing in 2013. He appeared in 397 games with Charlotte over his career.