CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Steve Clifford says the Hornets are in a better position for a playoff run than they were two weeks ago.
Charlotte's roster has taken on a dramatically different look after three trades and the selection of 7-foot-1 forward/center Frank Kaminsky from Wisconsin with the ninth pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
Along with acquiring Nicolas Batum, Jeremy...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is specifically asked about his coaching prowess and the remarkable job he's done this season in keeping the team together despite all the issues that have circulated, he deflects and gives a non-answer.
That's why coaching in Charlotte would seem to be the perfect place for Clifford, who is in his second season at the...
Here are a few off-the-cuff comments from the Hornets' 102-94 loss to the Magic at home, with a particular focus on Kemba Walker's scoring explosion:
1. Coach Steve Clifford couldn't hide the mounting frustration with his Hornets
Make no mistake, Clifford prefers to speak his mind and doesn't beat around the bush. In fact, he's very forthright with his feelings...
The Hornets will be looking to add firepower to overcome their offensive short comings which limited their margin of error in the 2013-2014 season. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports:Wiki Commons"Last season, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford frequently said it was imperative his team play a “clean” game, as in minimizing mistakes, because they didn't have the...
Steve Clifford and Dave Joerger have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month for April.
Clifford guided the Charlotte Bobcats to a 7-1 record in April.
Joerger's Memphis Grizzlies went 6-2 in the month and secured the seventh seed in the West.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Whether it was their 11th game in 17 days or just the back end of a back-to-back, the Charlotte Bobcats came out dead Monday night and got rolled by the Atlanta Hawks 97-83 in a game critical to the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Here are three observations off the game:
1. The Bobcats' lethargic effort on the end of the back-to-back has the Hawks back in...
Steve Clifford has had an excellent first season as an NBA head coach, turning the Charlotte Bobcats into one of the better defensive teams and almost certainly will earn a playoff berth.
Clifford was a longtime assistant coach and had yet to receive a head coaching opportunity.
"I'll be honest," said Clifford. "I interviewed with three teams, and look, with my background where I...