Paul Silas Wants Bobcats to Play Tougher
What troubled him so thoroughly about his team’s 99-77 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday was more gutteral, more elemental. Few things mattered more to (Paul) Silas as a player than toughness, and to him, toughness was non-existent among his players.
“We didn’t play tough. They banged us and we didn’t respond. And that cannot be,” Silas said. “Unless we’re going to put everything out there … ”
The relentlessly positive Silas sounded as disappointed and frustrated as he has since replacing Larry Brown as coach slightly more than a year ago. He said there was nothing, either offensively or defensively, that he found uplifting about the Bobcats’ performance.