Bobcats’ Coach Paul Silas and Tyrus Thomas Get Into Altercation
(NEW YORK) -- It's been a long season for the Charlotte Bobcats. The team is in the midst of an 18-game losing streak, and stand at just 7-54. As a result, tempers are starting to flare as head coach Paul Silas and forward Tyrus Thomas got into an altercation following another Bobcats loss according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
"Silas, 68 had been icensed with Thomas chatting with some Boston Celtics players on the court, and lashed out at him in the losing locker room afterward. Eventually, Thomas snapped back at Silas, and the coach warned him to say no more or risk a suspension. Once Thomas stood up, Silas pushed him toward his locker stall, sources said."
Other players on the team stepped in to break up the altercation, and team general manager Rod Higgins confirms an incident did take place, but gave no other details. Reports also say that all parties were fined.
The Bobcats need just one more win to avoid having the worst winning percentage in a single season in NBA history. If they fail to win another game, they'll have a .106 winning percentage, which would break the previous record of .110 by the 1972-1973 Philadelphia 76ers.
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