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STEVE CLIFFORD RUMORS

Hornets' coach Steve Clifford thinks Frank Kaminsky needs to get stronger

Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford knows going from college to the NBA isn't an easy transition, even for established prospects like rookie Frank Kaminsky. In a detailed Q&A with the Charlotte Observer, Clifford was asked what the key is to Kaminsky contributing next season. Here's what he said:"Just strength. And obviously him adjusting to the NBA game. But he’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Clifford compares Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

The Charlotte Hornets added quite a few interesting veterans to their roster this summer, but none are more of a question mark than Jeremy Lin. After fighting through a tough year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lin is looking to reestablish himself as a productive player. The only problem is Charlotte already has a franchise point guard, meaning Lin won't be able to find much playing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clifford: Hornets play better, win more with Kidd-Gilchrist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte coach Steve Clifford can rattle off a dozen reasons why the Hornets gave small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist a big contract extension. But in Clifford's mind it all came down to one basic fact: ''When he's on the floor we play well; when he's not on the floor we don't.'' The numbers bear that out. The Hornets were 62-55 with Kidd-Gilchrist in the...
Via AP on Fox
8 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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 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.
Via RealGM
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...
Via RealGM
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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