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...
Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is now working under the assumption he won’t have center Brendan Haywood at all this season.
Haywood has been out since the preseason when doctors diagnosed a stress fracture in his left foot. Though the prognosis at the time was he’d miss roughly 12 weeks, Haywood has yet to be cleared for weight-bearing activity on the basketball court...
Here’s all you need to know about the importance Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford placed on Friday night’s home matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers:
Clifford asked team owner Michael Jordan to give a pregame speech. When you play the “icon” card, you’re pulling out all the stops.
“If that doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will,” said center Al Jefferson...
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...
Steve Clifford has spent extensive time preaching to the Charlotte Bobcats how important rebounding will be this season.
"I’m spending a lot of time looking at our rebounding game," Clifford said. "Rebounding translates from level to level more than any stat. Guys who rebound well in college tend to rebound well in the NBA. If you look at our roster we have one...
September 21, 2013
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...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2013
The Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to be the team’s next head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.Wojnarowski adds that Clifford will sign a two-year deal with a team option for a third year that could be worth approximately $6 million. He replaces Mike Dunlap, who was fired...
Two people familiar with the situation say the Charlotte Bobcats have hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to become their new coach.
The two people say Clifford has agreed to a three-year contact. They spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not been made public.
Clifford replaces Mike Dunlap, who was fired after...
The soon-to-be-Hornets have named Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as their new head coach for the 2013-14 season.