Chris Paul and Jim Caldwell Exchanging Pleasantries In Detroit (Photo)

Lance Martinez from My Detroit Sports provides this photo of Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul saying hello to Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, after a recent Clippers visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills, for a game against the Pistons.

Though the two men did not overlap during separate stints at Wake Forest, the pair does have the ACC school in common. Paul played two seasons with the Demon Deacons from 2003 through 2005, while Caldwell served as the university’s head football coach from 1993 through 2000.

At the moment, Paul is averaging 17.6 points, 9.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds for the 21-8 Clippers. The North Carolina native’s résumé includes nine All-Star appearances, while leading the league in assists four times and steals on six occasions. 

Now in his third season with the Lions, Caldwell has led his team to a 9-5 record in 2016, coming off runs of 11-5 and 7-9 during his first two campaigns in Motown.

Prior to his arrival in Detroit, Caldwell led the Colts to the playoffs twice, including a Super Bowl XLIV loss to the Saints. The Wisconsin native owns two Super Bowl rings from assistant coaching stops with the Colts and Ravens.