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Charlotte Hornets: An Honest Critique of Steve Clifford

While many others get blamed for the Charlotte Hornets’ struggles, Steve Clifford deserves at least some critique despite being a great coach. As fans, we criticize players when they deserve it. We criticize Rich Cho when we think he makes questionable moves. We criticize ownership when we think they make bad decisions. That being said, Steve […] Charlotte Hornets: An Honest...
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5 days ago

Hornets' Cody Zeller sits out Clippers game with sore quad

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte center Cody Zeller is sitting out Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a sore thigh. He had returned to the starting lineup Thursday against Houston after missing seven games with a bruised quadriceps. But he left during the loss to the Rockets with soreness in the same quad. He finished with nine points and four rebounds in...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clifford: Poor defense has led to Hornets' losing streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets coach Steve Clifford points to one factor when explaining his team's five-game losing streak - a lack of defense. Charlotte went 0-5 on its recent road trip, surrendering an uncharacteristic 109.6 points per game during that span. The Hornets return home Wednesday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers, part of a stretch of five-game home stand which...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Clifford on the Charlotte Hornets' 4-Game Losing Streak & Facing Boston Celtics

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January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Knicks veterans reportedly frustrated with Kurt Rambis’ defensive scheme

The New York Knicks don’t have a lot going for them right now, and that applies to the defensive side of the ball as well. According to Ian Begley of ESPN on Wednesday, some of the team’s veterans have begun to privately express frustration with the defensive scheme of associate head coach Kurt Rambis. Rambis was put in charge of the defense after the Knicks began the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford frustrated with Hornets: ‘We just don’t play defense now’

The Charlotte Hornets are off to a lackluster 8-7 start to the season, and head coach Steve Clifford thinks that lack of defensive effort is a big reason why. Before the Hornets faced the New York Knicks on Saturday, Clifford, who is known as a defense-first head coach, was highly critical of his team’s effort on that end of the floor as of late, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets want to help turn city around

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has been rocked recently by racial protests after the death of Keith Scott last week. The protests threatened the Carolina Panthers vs. Minnesota Vikings game over the weekend that was ultimately played without issue. With the Panthers able to make their game happen, the Charlotte Hornets now would like to help as well and help turn the city...
Via The Comeback
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Steve Clifford The Most Undervalued Asset In The NBA?

How valuable is Steve Clifford? He's probably the most underrated coach in the NBA. At best, he's currently the third most recognizable basketball coach in the state of North Carolina. And yet, as Clifford quietly builds a seemingly unfailing system in Charlotte, Hornets' fans daydream about a 2017 homecoming of Steph Curry. If their standing in a potential Curry sweepstakes is...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets over Heat: the vindication of Steve Clifford

After Game 2 of his first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornet coach Steve Clifford had a lot to say. Looking back on that statement, it’s very hard to contest the essential truths of Clifford’s points. Charlotte scored 16 more points than the ice-cold Heat, frolicking to victory on a day when Kemba Walker was 4 of 19 from the field...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Hornets coach Steve Clifford is right to stick to his guns

You could choose to view Steve Clifford in a negative light after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series between his Charlotte Hornets and the Miami Heat. More precisely, you could choose to negatively view the quality of Clifford’s coaching, since his team is getting smoked. You could also choose to perceive Clifford’s extensive post-game remarks, shown below,...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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