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.
The name Chris-Douglas Roberts may look familiar to you; Derrick Rose’s former teammate at Memphis, the 6’7” shooting guard has played on a different NBA team each of the last four season. However, it seems as though CDR has maybe found a permanent home this year.
On Monday night, Douglas-Roberts was trusted enough by head coach Steve Clifford to take the last shot of the game...
The word Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford kept using was ‘exhale.” It was not meant positively.
For the second night in a row the Bobcats failed to jump on a team headed to the draft lottery. In Boston Friday they paid for that, losing by three to the Celtics. Saturdayat home they held off the Philadelphia 76ers 111-105, but this was no comforting feeling.
Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford didn’t mind losing his voice so long as his team didn’t lose this game.
“Overtime – the extra five minutes,” Clifford croaked about when his vocal cords gave out.
The near-voiceless coach didn’t have to say much because his players made such a statement with their defense. They held the Washington Wizards to one point and 0-of...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The primary goal for their season has been accomplished: The Bobcats are in the playoffs. Up next, Charlotte can focus on its playoff seed, while pondering how far the club can advance in a top-heavy Eastern Conference.
"Wonderful feeling to be in the playoffs but work's not done. We've still got a ways to go," said Bobcats big man Al Jefferson...
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...
According to the Charlotte Bobcats, Steve Clifford was hospitalized on Thursday night and would subsequently undergo tests on Friday, a precautionary move after the head coach hadn't been "feeling well."
Clifford, in his first season with the Bobcats after paying his assistant dues for 12 NBA season (Knicks, Rockets, Magic, Lakers), had Charlotte off to a respectable...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The sign hangs above Steve Cliffords desk in an office hes called home for less than five months.
He first heard the slogan last year while working with Eddie Jordan for the Lakers. It stuck with him and seemed especially pertinent once he was appointed to his first NBA head coaching gig.The placard quotes former Princeton coach Pete Carril:
Go slow, so they can...
The Charlotte Bobcats have hired longtime NBA assistant coach Steve Clifford as their new head coach.
Clifford was introduced at a press conference Wednesday.
An assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, Clifford becomes the Bobcats' sixth different coach since the 2006-07 season.
He spent five seasons (2007-12) working as an assistant under Stan Van Gundy in...
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May 29, 2013
The soon-to-be-Hornets have named Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as their new head coach for the 2013-14 season.