Saturday , May , 17 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Paul Silas Another Candidate for Phoenix?

Of course, if the opportunity to be the head man of what he termed would be "the most talented team I would have ever had" should present itself, Silas would likely box out for position as he did when he was one of the league’s best rebounders during his 16-year career.

Silas had a 10-minute phone conversation with Suns general manager Steve Kerr, who doesn’t know Silas personally, and is hoping for more discussions this week.

"I don’t want to rule anything out, but I would be comfortable as an assistant if that’s where it goes," said Silas, who played for the Suns from 1970-74 and was an assistant coach under Paul Westphal from 1995-97. "I’ve coached some good teams, but I’ve never been in a position to reach that ultimate prize the way I did as a player (with Boston in 1974 and 1976 and Seattle in 1979). This Phoenix team has what it takes to get there." [East Valley Tribune]