Steve Clifford

Info & Stats:  Charlotte Hornets Head Coach

All Topics: 2015-16 Season | Michael Kidd-Gilchrist coming back from injury | Relationship with Kidd-Gilchrist | Player development | Defensively they should be good | Roy Hibbert addition | Wanting players who want to improve | Jeremy Lin | Lin’s defensive ability was underrated | Kobe Bryant and Shane Battier’s preparation | Being around Battier | Steve Nash’s preparation

Oct 4th 2016

Steve on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: “He wants to be coached.”


Mar 24th 2016

All Topics: Stretch run of the season | Two big wins this week | “The Fight” this team has | Jeremy Lin’s play | Jeremy’s a good defender | Playoff push | Playoff basketball | Balance | Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | Needing to be able score in the playoffs |

Steve on Jeremy Lin: “He’s invaluable.”


Nov 30th 2015

All Topics: Win over Milwaukee | Al Jefferson injury | Tyler Hansbrough filling in for Al | Tyler is the first one there every day | Hosting Golden State Wednesday | Golden State’s defense | This past off-season changes | Adding players who can create | Team defense | Working for Michael Jordan | Working with Kobe Bryant | Kobe’s retirement | Kobe’s work ethic | The league loses a great competitor when Kobe leaves | His time in the NBA | Preseason trip to China

Steve on working with Kobe Bryant during the 2012-13 Season: “One of the great experiences I’ve had as a coach.”


Apr 24th 2014

All Topics: Disappointed locker room after Game 2 vs. Miami | Nerves? | Miami being terrific with ball pressure | When you turn it over against Miami they make you pay | Al Jefferson playing with plantar fascia | Should Jefferson still be playing? | Jefferson being a leader | Miami plays great disciplined basketball | Needing to be more sound fundamentally in Game 3 | His first season as Charlotte’s head coach | Really happy with how fast they turned things around | Player development | Josh McRoberts foul on LeBron James last night | Kemba Walker

Steve on playing Miami: “When you turn it over they make you pay.”


June 13th 2013

All Topics: 13 years as an assistant coach in the NBA | First NBA head coaching job | Was very content on being an assistant coach | Loves the NBA game | Jeff Van Gundy | Working for both Van Gundy’s | Charlotte’s youth | Watching Charlotte tape from last season | Michael Jordan as an owner | Jordan being highly competitive | Working with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash this past year | Dwight Howard in Los Angeles | NBA Finals | LeBron James | Expect the Heat to be at their best tonight | Having a passion for what he does | Jason Kidd being named New Jersey’s head coach | Would think Kidd will have success |

Steve on his biggest change since being named a head coach: “Well I’m doing a lot more media.”


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