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STEVE CLIFFORD RUMORS

Hornets coach: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be best defender in NBA

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford has built his team's identity on defense. Yet without a center known for rim protection or pick-and-roll defense, Clifford has taken a somewhat unorthodox approach to that end of the floor. For the Hornets, stopping the opponent starts with an outside-in approach. And no one is more important to that strategy than Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford proving to be ideal coaching match for Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is specifically asked about his coaching prowess and the remarkable job he's done this season in keeping the team together despite all the issues that have circulated, he deflects and gives a non-answer. That's why coaching in Charlotte would seem to be the perfect place for Clifford, who is in his second season at the...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Walker nets career-high 42 in Hornets' loss

Here are a few off-the-cuff comments from the Hornets' 102-94 loss to the Magic at home, with a particular focus on Kemba Walker's scoring explosion: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Coach Steve Clifford couldn't hide the mounting frustration with his Hornets Make no mistake, Clifford prefers to speak his mind and doesn't beat around the bush. In fact, he's very forthright with his feelings...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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 not a star. He's a guy that...
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November 27, 2014  |  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't have the...
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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.
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April 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 background where I...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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