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Michael Jordan, NBA family react to Paul Silas' death

NBA teams, players, executives, and others share their thoughts on the death of the longtime coach and 3-time champion.

Paul Silas was LeBron James’ 1st coach in the NBA with the Cavaliers in 2003.

Paul Silas, a three-time NBA champion and longtime coach – including LeBron James’ first coach in the league – died Sunday. He was 79.

NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets chairman Michael Jordan said in a statement that Silas was an “incredible leader” and “one of the all-time great people in our game.”

Current and past NBA players as well as others in and around the game shared their thoughts on his death.