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Silas, Thomas involved in locker room altercation

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08:08 AM ET 04.19 | A loss to the Celtics hurts more than most for Bobcats coach Paul Silas, and the most recent indignity may have set him off. [Silas] shoved 6-foot-10 forward Tyrus Thomas after a postgame screaming match Sunday night, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Several players intervened immediately and separated the coach and player, and no punches were thrown, sources said. Silas, 68, had been incensed 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.

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April 19, 2012  08:10 AM ET

I don't care how old he is... It's not a good idea to screw with Paul Silas.

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April 19, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Tyrus is still playing? Talk about wasted talent. Thomas has to be one of the most laziest player out there.

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April 19, 2012  08:43 AM ET

If i were silas, I would have layed thomas over my Knee.... These yungins today...

April 19, 2012  08:52 AM ET

I thought the Bobcats celebrated losses?

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April 19, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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I thought the Bobcats celebrated losses?

No Jay.... They Celebrate Losing streaks!!!

April 19, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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No Jay.... They Celebrate Losing streaks!!!

Thats what the Cavs did last year for breaking the record for the worst losing streak.

April 19, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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Thats what the Cavs did last year for breaking the record for the worst losing streak.

For real....

April 19, 2012  09:09 AM ET

LOL - Silas is a tough old hoot but he lost this team last year - Is MJ really gonna let Sila's son take over the reins next year?

April 19, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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LOL - Silas is a tough old hoot but he lost this team last year - Is MJ really gonna let Sila's son take over the reins next year?

There is no telling what Jordan will do

April 19, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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There is no telling what Jordan will do

I am pretty certain there is one thing we can all agree on that Mike will never, NEVER do...


Isiah will not be hired by Jordan.

April 19, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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I am pretty certain there is one thing we can all agree on that Mike will never, NEVER do... Isiah will not be hired by Jordan.

Man - Never say Never - I've seen that rat mofo rise up over and over again - Even when he literally threw his daughter under the bus!

April 19, 2012  09:28 AM ET

WTF... im just stunned by this news

April 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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I don't care how old he is... It's not a good idea to screw with Paul Silas.

Silas: "I ain't no punk beesh, lil boy!"

April 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Silas may be 68... But he's still a tough dude.........

I can remember him back to his playing days. Shows how old I am.

 
April 19, 2012  09:42 AM ET

I wish more coaches took this approach to the NBA's divas...

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