I could have sworn that James Silas was Paul Silas’ brother, but from the research that I have done, this can not be confirmed, but I will never forget James Silas and the impact he had with the San Antonio Spurs in the American Basketball Association…..(Paul Silas, current coach Charlotte Bobcats)
Does anyone else out there also remember this former ABA great?????
James Edward Silas (born February 11, 1949, in Tallulah, Louisiana) is a retired American professional basketball player, at the guard position. Silas played the majority of his career with the Dallas Chaparrals/San Antonio Spurs of the ABA/NBA. His nicknames include “The Snake”, “Captain Late” and “The Late Mr. Silas”, the latter two referring to the fact that Silas seemed to play his best late in games.
College….Silas played college basketball at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. In his senior year Silas led Stephen F. Austin to a 29-1 record, averaging 30.7 points per game. Silas was also named an NAIA All-American twice in his college career.