Paul Silas, 3-time NBA champion, longtime coach, dies at 79

NBA champion and longtime coach Paul Silas dies at 79, the father of Houston Rockets coach Stephen Silas, his family announced Sunday.

The Fertitta Family and the Rockets organization are deeply saddened by the passing of Paul Silas, father of Rockets head coach Stephen Silas.

The Hornets organization mourns the loss of one of our all-time greats, Paul Silas

Paul Silas was a consummate team player and an integral member of the 1974 and 1976 NBA World Championship teams.

Paul Silas, 3-time NBA champion player and coach, dead at 79