STEVE CLIFFORD RUMORS

Steve Clifford, Dave Joerger Named NBA Coaches Of Month For April

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.
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Chris Douglas-Roberts Hits Game-Winning Floater against Hawks

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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson powers Bobcats past 76ers

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. Clifford wonders...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: Should the Bobcats want the 6 or 7 playoff seed?

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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Hawks upend Bobcats for key win in East playoff race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Whether it was their 11th game in 17 days or just the back end of a back-to-back, the Charlotte Bobcats came out dead Monday night and got rolled by the Atlanta Hawks 97-83 in a game critical to the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Here are three observations off the game: 1. The Bobcats' lethargic effort on the end of the back-to-back has the Hawks back...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 17, 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...
Via RealGM
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats' win clinches NBA playoffs tiebreaker against Cavaliers

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats coach Clifford hospitalized; status for Fri. unknown

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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats locking down defensively under Clifford

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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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Bobcats name new head coach

The soon-to-be-Hornets have named Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as their new head coach for the 2013-14 season. 

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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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