Tyrus Thomas is the kind of player who gives the NBA a bad name. Tyrus Thomas is the kind of athlete who can fool people into thinking he’s a professional. Tyrus Thomas is the kind of guy (5 yr/ $40 million) who should wear a ski mask as part of his uniform. Tyrus Thomas is Exhibit LXVII why Michael Jordan is one of the worst owners in sports. At some point, Tyrus Thomas will make every coach lose his shit.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski:
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.
Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins met with Silas and Thomas, and both have been fined, a source said.
“There was an incident,” Higgins told Y! Sports. “We handled it internally and talked to both the player and the coach and moved on. End of story.”
Thomas played 20 minutes Monday night in a loss to the New Orleans Hornets, the Bobcats’ 17th straight.
I can’t imagine having to coach this team or Thomas. Paul Silas does not deserve this sort of acid-reflux. Hold out hope for that Anthony Davis ping pong ball.