After Magic Is Eliminated, Hill Says He’ll Think About Retirement
Seven-time all-star Grant Hill, whose career was slowed by a recurring ankle injury, is contemplating retirement.
Hill scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in the Magic’s 97-93, season-ending loss to the Pistons yesterday, then said he planned to take a couple of months off to “see if some of the lingering pains go away” before deciding whether to play again.
“We’ll see how I feel in June and July,” Hill said. “The desire, of course, is to always play. But you don’t want to live on anti-inflammatories and so forth. We’ll just see, at least in my case, how I feel.”
Hill signed a seven-year, $93 million contract with Orlando in 2000. K CHARLOTTE TO . . . CHARLOTTE?: Former Charlotte Hornets coach Paul Silas will interview for the same job with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Reached by telephone yesterday, Silas confirmed a report from SI.com and the Charlotte Observer that he’ll interview tomorrow to replace Bernie Bickerstaff, who stepped down as coach but will re- main with the team in a front office role.
The 63-year-old Silas hasn’t coached since he was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2005. He’s 355-400 in 10 seasons coaching the Clippers, Hornets and Cavaliers. He took over the Hornets in the 1998-99 season and coached them through the team’s final season in Charlotte in 2001-02.