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Published on October 30th, 2018 | by Landon Buford

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Darius Miles Says Former Cavs Head Coach Paul Silas Was Very “Old School” With His Coaching Philosophy

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The date was October 29th, 2003, is when LeBron James made his NBA Debut against the Sacramento Kings. The 18-year old put on a show by dropping 25 points collecting 6 rebounds and diming out 9 assists. LeBron James would fall short though as they lost 92-106, but James’ rookie year left a long-lasting impression on his teammates.

“LeBron was amazing,” Darius Miles said of his former teammate on the Scoop B Radio podcast.

“Just to see LeBron and his maturity, the people he has around him, his family, his friends, the way [he] carried [himself] man, it was a blessing to play with him.”

Miles would continue “ I felt like if we would’ve stayed together as a core– I felt like we were a problem.  I felt like we were a problem from the get-go because it was like, ‘man, who are Y’all going to go at? We can switch everything, we’ve got me, LeBron, and Ricky Davis out there as the guards.  I felt like we were a problem for the Clippers, coming in with our youth and our running. And I felt like we would’ve been a problem, too, for them.”

“Those early Cavs years were fun for everyone by all of D-Miles’ accounts. But Miles believes that that Cavs team was young, but former head coach, Paul Silas was stoic in his approach. “I think Paul Silas– I love him as a man, I love him as a coach, I love his son and his family– he was just a little old school for what we had,” said Miles.


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