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Ian Thomsen
March 28, 2005
On the Cavaliers' decision on Monday to replace coach Paul Silas, who had two years left on his contract, with assistant Brendan Malone:
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March 28, 2005

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On the Cavaliers' decision on Monday to replace coach Paul Silas, who had two years left on his contract, with assistant Brendan Malone:

" Silas is a proven winner, but he's not a details coach--he runs a simple offense, and the execution isn't precise. That caught up with them during their nine-game losing streak on the road, where details matter the most. He also didn't have a college coach on his staff, which is a mistake in this era of young, unschooled players like LeBron James. On the other hand, Silas is the sixth coach to be let go this season, which makes you wonder about teams' investing millions in these guys and then firing them after a short period of losing. I can't imagine the owners running their other businesses as recklessly as they run their teams."

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