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STEVE CLIFFORD RUMORS

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...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford Looking For Better Play, Organization From Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson was benched for the entire fourth quarter of the Charlotte Hornets' loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Steve Clifford was cleared frustrated some by Stephenson's play. "I went with the team that was playing the best,” Clifford said, several times pounding the table with his right hand for emphasis. “I’m going to coach to win. He just didn’t...
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25 days ago  |  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'...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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.
Via RealGM
April 17, 2014  |  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

NBA Scout: Bobcats 4th Best Team In The East

Leave to an anonymous NBA scout to give the Charlotte Bobcats some props.  The un-named Eastern Conference scout told ESPN’s Insiders that the Bobcats are no joke. “They’re no joke. [First-year coach] Steve Clifford has obviously brought them a strong defensive concept and they’re defending at a high level. He deserves a lot of credit for what they’ve got going when you...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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
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