Steve Clifford Parts Ways with Hornets, Transitioning to Front Office

Steve Clifford Parts Ways with Hornets, Transitioning to Front Office
Steve Clifford Parts Ways with Hornets, Transitioning to Front Office

Steve Clifford Steps Down as Hornets Coach

After two seasons back at the helm, Steve Clifford has decided to step down as head coach of the Charlotte Hornets at the end of the current campaign. He is expected to transition into a front office role within the franchise.

Clifford has informed his assistants and players of his decision, and the Hornets have announced that he will coach the remaining seven games of the season. The team's management was open to retaining Clifford as coach next season, but the 62-year-old opted not to commit to the year-round grind of head coaching.

In a statement, Clifford explained that this move is in the best interests of both himself and the organization. He is excited about the future of the Hornets, which includes a talented young core and strong leadership.

Hornets Begin Coaching Search

With Clifford's departure, the Hornets will immediately embark on a search for his successor. The team's recent struggles, combined with injuries and absences, have made the job less appealing. However, the emergence of No. 2 overall pick Brandon Miller as a potential star has boosted the franchise's prospects.

Among the assistant coaches expected to be conside

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