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Hornets, coach Steve Clifford agree to contract extension

The Charlotte Hornets and head coach Steve Clifford have agreed in principle on a contract extension, the team announced on Wednesday. Clifford was on the final year of the original contract he signed in 2013. The deal will run through the 2018-19 season with a team option for a fourth year, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. A longtime NBA assistant coach before...
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Hornets agree to multiyear extension with Clifford

Steve Clifford has a career record of 84-94 since taking over in 2013. Dale Zanine USA TODAY SportsCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets coach Steve Clifford agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday, with his team 8-6 with an overhauled roster.The team did not release financial terms for Clifford, who is in his third year with the club.Clifford has a career record of...
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Steve Clifford, Hornets Agree Upon Three-Year Extension

Steve Clifford and the Charlotte Hornets have agreed upon a three-year contract extension. The deal includes a three-year guarantee that would keep Clifford in his current role through the 2018-19 season. The Hornets have an option on the 2019-20 season, a source said. Clifford is in his third season as Hornets coach.
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Report: Hornets extend Clifford with multi-year deal

The Hornets are smart for holding onto Steve Clifford. Kamil Krzaczynski USA TodayThe Charlotte Hornets have a solid head coach in Steve Clifford, and they reportedly aren't willing to let him become a free agent this summer. According to The Charlotte Observer, Clifford and the Hornets have agreed on a three-year contract extension that will keep him in Charlotte until 2019:Clifford’s...
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Three candidates for Rockets to replace Kevin McHale

If your Wednesday morning started off at all similar to my own, you probably woke up on Wednesday morning confused to find out that Houston Rockets head coach, Kevin McHale, had gotten the axe just 11 games into the NBA season. After reaching the Western Conference Finals just a season ago, a 4-7 start to the season was not what the anyone was expecting. While the exact reasons...
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Will poor rebounding haunt the Hornets all season long?

Can the Hornets grab enough rebounds to survive? Jason Getz USA TodayThe Charlotte Hornets don't have the most talented individual offensive players. They tend to throw out lineups that get cramped and struggle to score. It means, to win, they need to dominate in other areas, like defense, rebounding, etc. Unfortunately, Hornets head coach Steve Clifford doesn't think the roster...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Charlotte Hornets: The NBA's Most Improved Offense

When Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford decides to make a change, he does not mess around. In Clifford's first year at the helm of the (then) Bobcats, he transformed a defense that ranked 29th overall in points allowed into a top-five defense. This year, Coach Clifford has shifted his focus to the team's offense, and the results have been demonstrative.When defensive stud...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' identity shift helps secure convincing first win

Forty-eight minutes into the season, Steve Clifford was on edge. Ninety-six minutes later, following back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, Clifford's Hornets were still left without a win as he walked off Time Warner Arena's court, loosening his tie in front of owner Michael Jordan on his way to the home tunnel. "In this league, it's not who you play as much as how you play,...
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21 days ago  |  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

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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