HoopsHype Steve Clifford rumors

June 19, 2013 Updates
June 11, 2013 Updates

Ewing will join the coaching staff of new Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford. Ewing and Clifford have a strong professional and personal history together. Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone also tried to hire Ewing for his coaching staff. Yahoo! Sports

June 4, 2013 Updates

Dave McMenamin: Source tells me Darvin Ham is likely to join Steve Clifford in Charlotte, leaving LAL with just one full-time assistant in Dan D'Antoni Twitter @mcten

June 1, 2013 Updates

Source: The Warriors are more than likely going to have to replace two assistant coaches, not just one. Mike Malone taking the Kings' head-coaching job creates one vacancy and Bob Beyer is a candidate either to go with Malone to Sacramento or join Steve Clifford, the Bobcats' new head coach. Beyer and Clifford know each other well from their days in Orlando as Magic assistant coaches. Don't look for the Warriors to be in a rush to fill the vacancies; assistant coach Darren Erman is in charge of the summer-league team, so the team is adequately covered as far as offseason responsibilities. Sulia

May 31, 2013 Updates

Stan Van Gundy on Steve Clifford getting a head coaching job: "I was really excited. One of the things that I always bragged about is that I was very confident I had the most qualified and best staff in the NBA. Steve was ready to be a head coach from the day he got to the Magic. I hired a guy that was ready to be a head coach, it was just a matter of somebody giving him his opportunity." 740 The Game

May 30, 2013 Updates
May 29, 2013 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has named Steve Clifford Head Coach. Clifford, who has spent the last 13 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, becomes the sixth head coach in franchise history. “We are excited to have Steve Clifford as our new head coach,” said Higgins. “He brings a strong pedigree and a track record of success to our franchise. He has built a reputation as an innovator, especially defensively, and has experience in multiple systems. We look forward to utilizing his knowledge as we continue to build this team.” NBA.com

Patrick Ewing has emerged as a candidate to join former Knicks assistant coach Steve Clifford with Charlotte. Clifford agreed to become Bobcats head coach on Monday, and his relationship with Ewing dates back to the late ’90s when Clifford joined Jeff Van Gundy’s staff. Clifford and Ewing eventually worked together as assistants in both Houston and Orlando before Clifford was hired by the Lakers last summer. New York Daily News

May 28, 2013 Updates
May 27, 2013 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle with Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Steve Clifford as their new head coach, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports. It is a two-year deal with a team option for a third year. It is worth $6 million if he is there for all three years. USA Today Sports

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