Bobcats’ president Rod Higgins told reporters head Coach Steve Clifford was admitted to the hospital Thursday night following a recent game against the Raptors. Clifford went “after not feeling well” and “is undergoing additional tests this morning” according to Higgins but his condition remains unclear at this time.
This is the third professional sports coach to go to the hospital in recent weeks after Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field during a game and Broncos coach John Fox recently left the team needing heart surgery.
Clifford, who became the newest coach of the Bobcats following the firing of Mike Dunlap, has served as an assistant coach for the Knicks, Rockets, Magic and Lakers during his 13 year career in the league.
Currently Charlotte has a 3-2 record, gaining impressive wins against the Cavaliers, Knicks and Raptors.
In Clifford’s place for tonight’s game will be no other than lead assistant Patrick Ewing, going against his former team the New York Knicks.