April 15, 2024

Hornets coach Steve Clifford stepping down at end of season

By: Shams Charania, Sam Amick and Jenna West

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is stepping down at the end of the season and working to finalize a front-office role with the team, the team announced Wednesday.

Clifford told the coaching staff and players about his plan Wednesday morning, according to a league source.

This season, Charlotte is 18-57 and has been eliminated from playoff contention. Clifford is in his second stint with the Hornets after coaching them from 2013-2018 and returning last season.

ESPN was first to report news of Clifford’s plans.

This story will be updated.

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