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NEW YORK — Well, at least when Don Nelson’s coaching days in Dallas ended a few days ago his son (Donnie) got to remain a Maverick, which is more than can be said for Paul Silas whose son (Stephen) was dusted along with him yesterday by the Cavaliers.

Ironically, Silas’ replacement is Brendan Malone. Last season his son (Michael) was retained on the bench while security callously escorted Brendan and Don Chaney out of Madison Square Garden during the Knicks annual rite of coaching passage.

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