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Looking back at Steve Clifford disrupting out-of-bounds plays

There are numerous things which point to the great job coach Steve Clifford and his coaching staff have done with the Charlotte Hornets. One of them, albeit just a small and fun nugget, is the way coach Clifford is ready to navigate his players through opponent out-of-bounds plays. Coach Steve Clifford, by his own admission, is a film room junkie. Take for example just his recent...
Via At The Hive
10 days ago

Grizzlies reportedly interview Patrick Ewing for head coaching job

Could that elusive head coaching gig finally come for Patrick Ewing in the Volunteer State? According to a report by Ken Berger of CBS Sports on Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies recently interviewed Ewing, currently the associate head coach in Charlotte under Steve Clifford, for their open head coaching position. Hornets asst. Patrick Ewing interviewed yesterday for the Memphis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets over Heat: the vindication of Steve Clifford

After Game 2 of his first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornet coach Steve Clifford had a lot to say. Looking back on that statement, it’s very hard to contest the essential truths of Clifford’s points. Charlotte scored 16 more points than the ice-cold Heat, frolicking to victory on a day when Kemba Walker was 4 of 19 from the field...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets Game 3 preview

There are some coaches - and apparently, even more media members - who would look at Charlotte's first two playoff games against Miami and deem them abject disasters.Steve Clifford isn't one of them.Despite stressing that wholesale changes in strategy aren't necessary after two lopsided losses, the Hornets coach has to make one key personnel adjustment Saturday as Charlotte heads...
Via Associated Press
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum could miss remainder of Heat series

Could this be au revoir to the Charlotte Hornets’ postseason hopes? According to a report by Justin Verrier of ESPN on Thursday, Hornets swingman Nicolas Batum could miss the remainder of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat with a sprained right ankle. Batum was injured in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 115-103 Game 2 loss when he stepped on the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets coach Steve Clifford is right to stick to his guns

You could choose to view Steve Clifford in a negative light after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series between his Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. More precisely, you could choose to negatively view the quality of Clifford’s coaching, since his team is getting smoked. You could also choose to perceive Clifford’s extensive post-game remarks, shown below,...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

What's Been Working Lately for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been playing exceptional basketball as of late, and they are showing no signs of slowing down. The team has won 17 out of their last 21 games and holds a net rating of +8.8 during that stretch. Additionally, during that span, only the 58-10 San Antonio Spurs have had a better net rating, per NBA.com. Hornets coach Steve Clifford is very pleased by the way...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Three candidates for Rockets to replace Kevin McHale

If your Wednesday morning started off at all similar to my own, you probably woke up on Wednesday morning confused to find out that Houston Rockets head coach, Kevin McHale, had gotten the axe just 11 games into the NBA season. After reaching the Western Conference Finals just a season ago, a 4-7 start to the season was not what the anyone was expecting. While the exact reasons...
Via isportsweb.com
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Clifford Planned To Accept First NBA Head Coaching Offer Regardless Of Team

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...
Via RealGM
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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