Af­ter Magic Is Elim­i­nated, Hill Says He’ll Think About Re­tire­ment

The Washington Post Sunday - - Sports -

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.

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