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STEVE CLIFFORD RUMORS

Hornets-Spurs Preview

Coach Steve Clifford isn't denying that Kemba Walker's injury presents a tough situation for a Charlotte Hornets team in the midst of its best stretch of the season, but he's also aware of how well it has played recently with its leading scorer sidelined. Charlotte presses on without Walker looking to win for the 10th time in 12 tries and avoid an eighth straight road loss to the...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come up Short Versus the World Champion Spurs

Being at the game to write a recap is a little different than watching on TV. I’m at the game right now at the half, writing a recap for the first portion. While we kept things close in the first quarter, things began to come unraveled in the 2nd.  More than anything, the Spurs can score in the paint at will, and they can hit the 3 ball.  Both of these things starting happening...
Via Trade Street Post
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets G Stephenson returning after missing 14 games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford says guard Lance Stephenson will return to action against the San Antonio Spurs after missing 14 games with a pelvic sprain. Clifford said before Wednesday night's game he will work Stephenson back in slowly in a reserve role. He says Stephenson will only play about 15 minutes the first few nights back and ''we'll go from there.'' Clifford...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hornets' comeback falls short

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte can't overcome poor shooting and loses 104-94 to Milwaukee in overtime.  Three-Point Take 1. Brutal first half dooms Hornets Things couldn't have started out much better for Charlotte in its game against Milwaukee (16-16). It jumped to a quick 14-6 lead with 7:30 left in the first quarter. But that's when it got ugly ... really, really ugly. From that...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Walker nets career-high 42 in Hornets' loss

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: THREE-POINT TAKE 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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clifford Thinks Stephenson's Issues 'A Comfort Thing'

Lance Stephenson has been difficult with teammates, according to sources. Steve Clifford has tried to deflect attention away from that notion by emphasizing that Stephenson is not yet a superstar-caliber player. “He played in the same place for four years,” Clifford said. “A lot of it is the same, a lot of it is different. He’s got new teammates that he’s learning to play...
Via RealGM
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Clifford Believes Stephenson Isn't A Star Yet, Must Work To Become One

Steve Clifford believes Lance Stepenson's slow start and adjustment in his first season with the Charlotte Hornets are partly due to his struggles to live up to external expectations. "To be fair, one of the things that's made it more difficult for him is that he came here and people proclaimed him as the next superstar," Clifford said Wednesday. "He's not a star. He's a guy that...
Via RealGM
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Charlotte to target offseason weapons

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 10, 2014  |  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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