Browsing Steve Clifford

Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, Jeremy Lin & Steve Clifford Unable to Replace Him

Posted on 15 Sep, 2016, by in NBA

The Charlotte Hornets had the opportunity to re-sign Jeremy Lin this offseason, but wouldn’t offer him the kind of money he wanted, and the number of minutes he needed, and so he left via free agency to the Brooklyn Nets. Head coach Steve Clifford seems to think his team got better in some ways and worse in others. Personally, I think Lin’s departure, along with other changes, only weakened the Hornets in both offensive and defensive aspects. More

NBA Rumors: Charlotte Hornets, Steve Clifford Not Signing Stephen Curry Anytime Soon

Posted on 31 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

The premise: Steve Clifford has done wonders on the defensive side of the ball with the Charlotte Hornets over the years, that he’s one of the more underrated coaches in the NBA, and might be part of a package that convinces non-other than Stephen Curry to leave the Golden State Warriors and join the Hornets. More

Charlotte Hornets Season Preview: Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum & Counting on Very Unreliable Players

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

After the best regular season since the rebirth of NBA basketball in Charlotte, the Charlotte Hornets enter the 2016-2017 season with high expectations, relying on Kemba Walker to remain their offensive anchor, on Steve Clifford to improve as an offensive head coach, and maybe more than anything hoping that Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist stay healthy. More

Jeremy Lin Not Staying With the Charlotte Hornets, Although Stranger Things Have Happened

Posted on 3 May, 2016, by in NBA

While Jeremy Lin said a few things that makes it seem like he and the Charlotte Hornets are a match made in heaven, I think free agency and other, more suitable teams have more to offer him. However, if (and it’s a HUGE if) some conditions are met, maybe he’ll stick around for who knows how much longer. More

Charlotte Hornets Failure, Jeremy Lin Finale (???), Steve Clifford Embarrassment & Kemba Walker Predictability

Posted on 2 May, 2016, by in NBA

From being one win away from pretty much historic qualification to an embarrassing game 7 exit. Steve Clifford orchestrated an embarrassing finish to an otherwise good season for the Charlotte Hornets, ignoring the obvious choice, Jeremy Lin, and sinking down with guns barely firing, giving Kemba Walker too much freedom when he’s at his worst. The result? The Miami Heat moving on to the next round, winning 106-73. More

Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Jeremy Lin, Kemba Walker and More About THE Game 7

Posted on 1 May, 2016, by in NBA

The Charlotte Hornets have a game 7 showdown with the Miami Heat. Kemba Walker can’t do this alone, although the Heat would love him to try. Jeremy Lin, good or bad ankle, needs to be the guy from games 3-4-5. Steve Clifford needs to be on top of everything. All the known clichés. Dwyane Wade and his group might be formidable, but they’re far from unbeatable, even at this point. More

Jeremy Lin Delivers, Frank Kaminsky Surprises, Charlotte Hornets Hopeful

Posted on 24 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

Finally, the Miami Heat – Charlotte Hornets series turned into a two sided affair. Steve Clifford gets creative only when forced too, resulting in Frank Kaminsky playing big minutes and surprising everyone by stepping up, the defense finally showing up, Jeremy Lin being huge off the bench and Kemba Walker simply not stepping up to the occasion as the Hornets take game 3, winning 96-80. More

Heat @ Hornets, Game 3: Jeremy Lin Starting, Kemba Walker Changing (???), Steve Clifford Inflexible

Posted on 23 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

As the Charlotte Hornets enter game 3, which in most playoff series with a team down 2-0, is the one that tells us whether there’s any reason to keep watching. Nicolas Batum is out, Jeremy Lin will probably start. Does this mean that Steve Clifford will try something new against the Miami Heat? Hard to say knowing his opinions, and the fact that Kemba Walker remains the guy he thinks is going to win him this series. More

Jeremy Lin Kinda Flat, Kemba Walker Changes Nothing, Steve Clifford Stupidly Stubborn, Hornets Need Miracle

Posted on 21 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

The Miami Heat take a 2-0 lead over the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-103 win. Steve Clifford thought everything was fine, so why change things this time around? Kemba Walker scored meaningless points, Jeremy Lin had a difficult to define game, but overall, the Heat keep having their way on both ends of the floor, comfortably rolling towards what should be a place in the conference semifinals. More

Hornets @ Heat, Game 2: Jeremy Lin Waiting for Steve Clifford to Wake Up

Posted on 20 Apr, 2016, by in NBA

Time to see what the Charlotte Hornets are made of or more accurately – if Steve Clifford watched and learned what he should from the first game against the Miami Heat. Less Kemba Walker, more Jeremy Lin, demand his defense to help in mismatches and yell at them to move the ball. More