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Report: Steve Clifford becomes Hornets coach for the second time

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According to multiple reports, Steve Clifford signed a multi-year contract on Friday for a tour of his second mission as a coach for the Charlotte Hornets.

Clifford, 60, made two playoffs in five seasons at the club in 2013-18 and played in 1962-214. He was fired after going to 36-46 in the 2017-18 campaign.

This move will take place after Kenny Atkinson, an assistant to the Golden State Warriors, agrees to become the Hornets coach and later breaks his contract.

After being fired by Charlotte, Clifford spent three seasons at Orlando Magic, becoming 96-131. He has an overall mark of 292-345 in eight NBA seasons.

Clifford's first two Orlando teams made the postseason, but his last team was the third worst record in the league, 21-51. rice field. Clifford and Magic chose to say goodbye following the campaign.

Clifford played a consulting role in Brooklyn Nets last season.

Clifford won 11 coaching victories by Alan Bristow (2071-96), shyly comparable to Charlotte's record.

Charlotte thought that veteran director Mike D'Antoni also got the job.

Hornets fired James Bolego after advancing to 43-39 last season. Charlotte lost to the Atlanta Hawks in a play-in game and missed the postseason for the sixth straight season.

Bolego went to 138-163 in four seasons with the Hornets. Last season was his only winning campaign.

– Field-level media